NextIO and Bright Computing Bring Powerful GPGPU Cluster Computing and Cluster Management Solution to the HPC Market


NextIO and Bright Computing to showcase GPGPU consolidation and management solutions at the 2011 HPC Linux Financial Market Conference

By Bright Staff | Apr 3, 2011 3:00:00 PM |



AUSTIN — NextIO, the premier provider of next-generation I/O consolidation solutions, and Bright Computing, a leader in cluster management software for high performance computing (HPC), today announced the two companies are working together to bring a powerful GPGPU cluster computing and cluster management solution to HPC customers within the financial services industry. NextIO (booth #426) will showcase its vCORE™, vCORE Express and vCORE Extreme solutions, and Bright Computing (booth #221) will feature its Bright Cluster Manager® at the upcoming 8th Annual HPC Linux Financial Markets Conference, being held on April 4 in New York City.

“NextIO delivers the ideal platform for fast execution of GPU-enabled applications,” said Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, CEO of Bright Computing. “With Bright Cluster Manager, NextIO customers have full visibility of all metrics down to the individual GPU, as part of an intuitive, GUI-driven provisioning, monitoring, and management capability. NextIO customers benefit from incredible compute power, without nasty surprises or system management headaches.”

The NextIO, vCORE™ Express 2070 is powered by 4 NVIDIA Tesla GPUs providing an entry level solution for consolidated GPU computing systems. These systems are most suitable for workstation, workgroup and small cluster computing applications requiring a small number of jobs and GPUs. The NextIO vCORE Express 2070 enables customers to run GPUs outside of their servers providing denser server configurations, easier lifecycle management and a lower overall cost of ownership. The NextIO vCORE™ Extreme also features 16 NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and is purpose-built for more demanding compute intensive jobs, providing the highest level of supercomputing capability right out of the box.

Bright Computing’s Bright Cluster Manager is a comprehensive cluster management system with an intuitive graphical user interface and powerful cluster management shell that makes clusters of any size easy to install, use and manage. Bright Cluster Manager enables HPC customers to be fully operational within hours of installing GPGPU cluster systems — significantly reducing time-to-computing requirement and workload. It also greatly reduces the important task of managing HPC clusters, freeing up resources to address other IT needs.

“The banking and financial services sector relies on computation to stay competitive and many firms are looking to GPU computing to accelerate their applications,” said Andy Walsh, Director of Tesla Marketing at NVIDIA. “The NextIO system combined with the Bright Cluster Manager, responds to this need, giving firms powerful cluster performance and ease of manageability.”

“Bright Computing delivers advanced and highly-efficient cluster management solutions,” said Mike Heumann, Senior VP, Worldwide Sales and Marketing of NextIO. “We are confident that combined with NextIO’s powerful GPU solutions, we can provide customers a robust and comprehensive solution that will enhance their HPC experience by significantly improving the performance, flexibility, scalability and manageability of GPU clusters.”

To meet with NextIO at the 2011 HPC Linux Financial Market Conference, please contact or 512.794.8876.

About NextIO

NextIO, Inc. is the leader in next-generation network consolidation solutions for today’s dynamic data center in a variety of industries including enterprise, oil and gas, High Performance Computing, digital media and financial services. With its innovative vConnect™ platforms, NextIO offers the unique ability to virtualize I/O technology on any server, operating system, hypervisor and storage architecture. Leveraging PCI Express, NextIO offers true I/O consolidation for any end-point technology. vConnect delivers unprecedented rack-level scalability, with I/O and server resources that can be scaled independently for 50-70% savings in capital, power, and cooling. NextIO’s any-to-any I/O connectivity boosts performance and reliability while streamlining IT deployment, simplifying administration and reducing costs. For more information, visit

About Bright Computing

Bright Computing is a specialist in cluster management software and services for high-performance computing (HPC). Its flagship product — Bright Cluster Manager — with its intuitive graphical user interface and powerful cluster management shell, makes clusters of any size easy to install, use and manage, including systems combining Intel/AMD processors with GPGPU technology. Bright's minimal footprint enables HPC systems to be utilized to their maximum potential, from departmental clusters to large-scale systems. Bright Cluster Manager is the management solution of choice for many research institutes, universities, and companies across the world, including several Top500 installations. Bright Cluster Manager is an official Intel Cluster Ready component and fully complies with the Intel® Cluster Ready specification.

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For more information:

NextIO Corporate Offices
Violet Leff
8303 N MoPac Expressway
Suite A210
Austin, TX 78759
Tel: +1 512 439 8507

Bright Computing, Inc.
Mr. Mark Blessing
2880 Zanker Road, Suite 203
San Jose, CA 95134
Tel: +1 781 910 2065