PARATERA Enters into Partnership with Bright Computing to Serve the Rapidly Expanding Chinese HPC Market


By Bright Staff | Oct 25, 2011 3:00:00 PM |



San Jose, California and Beijing — Bright Computing today announced a strategic partnership with PARATERA, a leading high performance computing (HPC) software and services company based in Beijing. Under the terms of the agreement, PARATERA will resell Bright Cluster Manager® throughout China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Bright Cluster Manager is a complete solution for configuring, provisioning, monitoring, scheduling and managing HPC, GPU, Hadoop, and storage clusters.

"China is one of the world's fastest-growing, highest-potential HPC markets. It has already shown its prowess by seizing the number one spot on the TOP500 list a year ago, and moving into second place for the number of systems on the list," said Steve Conway, IDC research vice president for HPC, "The Bright Computing-PARATERA partnership can support the growth of this market by providing solutions designed to help existing users and many expected new users to manage their HPC systems productively."

“China is firmly committed to advancing supercomputing as a means to drive commercial and scientific breakthroughs,” said Dr. Chen Jian, CTO at PARATERA. “To participate in the growth of HPC in China, PARATERA has chosen Bright Cluster Manager to bring powerful management capabilities, coupled with ease of use, to our customers and partners. With Bright, our customers are able to further push the limits of supercomputing without requiring additional IT resources.”

One of the most critical factors for delivering the required speed and processing power within in an HPC environment is to ensure that clusters can support the massive computations in the most efficient, accurate and expedient way possible. If these clusters are not properly managed or monitored, jobs can crash unexpectedly, compute resources needlessly idled, delaying results and negatively impact the time and money invested in HPC. To address these business and technical issues, Bright Cluster Manager enables users to tightly manage their clusters with complete visibility to all system elements and increase efficiency by automating tasks. Bright also identifies system problems and sidelines underperforming nodes before they impact performance, ensuring the maximum productivity from clusters.

About Paratera

Established in 2007, Paratera is a leading professional one-stop HPC software and services provider with offices in Beijing and Shanghai. Its flagship product, Paramon/Paratune, is an innovative application runtime characterization analysis software. It enables HPC customers to design their HPC hardware solution and tune their application performance based on visual fine real application performance measurement. Paratera has served most of the Top HPC customers in China including: petroleum giants CNPC BGP, PetroChina and Sinopec; research institutes SCCAS, CAS IPE, and Tsinghua University; as well as others through partnerships with HP, Dell, IBM, Lenovo, and Intel.

About Bright Computing

Bright Computing is transforming the way clusters are managed in the modern data center. Founded in 2009, Bright’s award winning cluster management software lets users monitor and build clusters of any size that are easy to provision, operate, monitor, manage, and scale. Bright partners include Amazon, Cisco, Cray and Dell. Customers include Boeing, NASA, Roche, Stanford University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Bright’s technology is running in over 500 data centers all over the globe. Bright has been recognized as a Red Herring Top 100 company and a Deloitte Rising Star winner, and was named Bio-IT World’s “Best of Show.”

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