Renewable Energy Leader Cuts Development Time with Bright Cluster Manager


Cloud-ready HPC software development cluster operational in less than a week; application run time reduced from 70 hours to 30 minutes

By Bright Staff | Mar 28, 2013 4:00:00 PM |



San Jose, California — Bright Computing, the leading vendor independent provider of cluster and cloud management solutions, announced that EMD International A/S, one of the world’s leading providers of software and research consultancy to the renewable energy market, relies on Bright Cluster Manager® for its commercial software development and research database cluster. Bright Computing partner ClusterVision provided the specialist on-site integration of the large-scale Dell PowerEdge cluster.

Bright Cluster Manager provides an easy to use, single solution for provisioning, scheduling, monitoring and managing clusters, both on premise and in the cloud. Bright’s lightweight daemon frees enables nearly all of the compute power to be applied to job execution. Further, Bright’s automatic failover capabilities and pre-job health checks enable maximum cluster throughput by eliminating hardware-related job crashes.

"The cluster was designed to provide an easy to manage, scalable solution. With Bright Cluster Manager, EMD International will be able to grow their computational capacity locally, or into the cloud using Bright’s built in cloud-bursting capabilities,” said Steen Kronby, Solutions Director, Dell Denmark.

"The installation and initial integration of the cluster has run very smoothly, and was completed in less than one week time. In our project schedule we had expected this task to last much longer, so by selecting a joint Dell - ClusterVision solution, we have been able to focus our efforts in developing our new software services and linking it into our existing infrastructure", Thorkild Guldager Sørensen, Software Developer and HPC System Administrator, EMD International.

The completed system was acceptance tested by running a high-performance LinPack benchmark across all nodes in the cluster, and by assessing typical application performance. The results showed an impressive improvement in throughput, with a reduction in execution time of the chosen application from 70 hours to just 30 minutes on the new system.

One of the key applications of the new cluster is the development of WAsP-CFD, an automated solution for the assessment of wind resources in complex terrains. Due for commercial release as part of the EMD International’s WindPRO suite, WAsP-CFD is the result of a collaborative development program between EMD International, Vattenfall, the Technical University of Denmark, and the Danish Business Innovation Fund. WindPRO is the world’s most widely used software package for the planning and design of commercial wind farm installations.

About EMD International A/S

EMD is a software and consultancy company within the field of renewable energy, including design, planning and documentation of environmental friendly energy projects, particularly wind energy projects. The consultancy team at EMD is internationally recognized for its independent expertise within wind energy as well as within development of co/tri-generation projects. EMD performs hundreds of consultancy jobs each year within wind energy for both private companies and banks as well as longer-term project assignments for DANIDA, World Bank and other international institutions. Since 1998, the wind consultancy team at EMD has conducted wind resource assessment, micro-siting and bankable annual energy production assessments on over 700 wind farm projects worldwide with a planned capacity of more than 35,000 MW. With headquarters in Aalborg, Denmark, EMD International hasregional offices in Germany, France, Spain, UK, USA, the Middle-East and China.

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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