By Bright Staff | Jul 5, 2012 3:00:00 PM |
San Jose, California — Quanta QCT, a leading manufacturer of server, storage and network equipment for datacenter customers in the United States, today announced that it has partnered with Bright Computing to deliver turnkey HPC clusters. These systems, based on Quanta’s QCT’s STRATOS S810-X52L servers, are delivered pre-configured, pre-tested and are designed to be operational within an hour of unpacking. Bright Cluster Manager® is included in the clusters, providing an intuitive, totally integrated solution for provisioning, job scheduling, monitoring and management. Little expertise in Linux or HPC is required to manage these systems.
Bright provides an additional benefit for Quanta QCT customers: cloud readiness as a standard feature. The cluster user can either extend the Quanta QCT system into Amazon EC2, or create an entirely new HPC cluster in the cloud. Either way, Bright manages these resources as part of the Quanta QCT cluster.
The STRATOS S810-X52L server is the most dense multi-node 2U server on the market. It includes four individual 2-socket server nodes in a 2U rack chassis with each node capable of populating up to 16 DIMM slots. The S810-X52L is powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family, boosting its performance by up to 80 percent compared to a previous generation Intel® Xeon® processor-based server, making it ideal for HPC, clustering, cloud infrastructure and datacenters demanding high performance computing and memory density.
Bright was chosen by Quanta QCT in part because the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family development team worked with Bright when building all of the Sandy Bridge test clusters during the processor development process. The resulting tight fit between processor and cluster management software ensures strong compatibility.
“Bright Computing has earned the reputation as a cluster management leader among the academic, industrial, engineering and commercial markets,” said Nelson Wang, senior director, sales and marketing at Quanta QCT. “Choosing Bright Computing as our partner enables us to offer our customers a proven solution to help them get the most out of Quanta clusters, with the least amount of effort.”
“Quanta is a successful manufacturer of compute, networking and storage servers, the key building blocks of HPC solutions,” said Matthijs van Leeuwen, CEO of Bright Computing. “Their Quanta QCT initiative is a bold step to increase the company’s presence directly with end-user customers. The launch of turnkey HPC clusters that enable their users to focus on their work, rather than on managing their clusters, is a compelling step forward.”
Quanta QCT provides a comprehensive line of off-the-shelf server, storage and networking solutions to datacenter customers in the United States. Quanta QCT targets midsize and large enterprises, governments and service providers who want the engineering excellence of a global manufacturer of integrated datacenter solutions, but do not require the scale and resources of a full-service ODM. Quanta QCT is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., and its parent company is Quanta Computer, Inc., a $37 billion original design manufacturer.
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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