transtec and Bright Computing Enter into Partnership for European HPC Market


IT solutions provider integrates Bright Cluster Manager into full range of systems for high performance computing

By Bright Staff | Jul 18, 2011 3:00:00 PM |



San Jose, California and Tübingen, Germany — Bright Computing, a leader in cluster management software, today announced that transtec, the provider of solutions for High Performance Computing (HPC) with headquarters in Germany, offers — with immediate effect — Bright Cluster Manager® as a full management solution for HPC clusters to customers. The agreement enables transtec to provide Bright software to customers throughout Europe, from their offices in Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Netherlands and Switzerland. transtec also works through distributors in Denmark, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Sweden.

Bright Cluster Manager removes the complexity from deploying, monitoring and managing HPC clusters. The intuitive graphical user interface provides complete visibility and manageability to all aspects of the cluster, without the need for the administrator to understand Linux. Alternatively, the cluster can be managed at the CLI-level via Bright's powerful cluster management shell. Productivity is also enhanced by its seamless architecture: a single process controls all provisioning, monitoring, health-checking and management of the cluster, minimizing system overhead and maintenance. This efficiency contrasts strongly to the toolkit approach offered by other commercially available and open source management software that relies on user-driven integration and version control for each tool, as well as multiple interfaces and databases.

“With Bright Cluster Manager, we are now able to provide our academic as well as our enterprise customers an all-encompassing HPC solution portfolio, fully consistent with our motto easy to manage, easy to use,” says Dr. Oliver Tennert, Director of Technology Management & HPC Solutions. “To maximize productivity of an inherently complex system like an HPC cluster, customers require individual consulting, highest-quality hardware, and a broad range of services, alongside with intelligent software and middleware. With Bright Cluster Manager as the technology leader in this area we are now able to round off our HPC portfolio and provide real high-productivity solutions to customers.”

In its latest incarnation 5.2, Bright Cluster Manager offers — besides its well-proven features for easy management and monitoring of HPC clusters — full CUDA 4.0 support, a tight integration of various job management systems like PBS Pro, Torque/Moab, SLURM, LSF or Grid Engine; a web-based user portal; a Python interface allowing for script-controlled administration of HPC clusters with Bright; as well as support for the latest Linux distributions like Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, CentOS 6, Scientific Linux 6 and SLES 11 SP1.

“transtec delivers an impressive range of HPC solutions and services,” said Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, CEO and Founder of Bright Computing. “Bright Cluster Manager is a good fit for transtec’s mission to provide their customers with the total HPC solution to meet their needs — while keeping usability and manageability as a priority.”

About transtec

For more than 30 years, transtec AG has been developing and implementing high-performance IT systems for professional users who attach a great deal of importance to efficiency and reliability. The listed company operates successfully in the areas of virtualisation, performance computing and IT infrastructure. From the planning process to implementation and support, transtec provides public institutions and companies in a variety of sectors with tailored and sustainable IT solutions offering a high degree of investment security and productivity. transtec is represented in the Benelux, France, the UK, Austria and Switzerland by its own subsidiaries. Employing 135 members of staff, transtec generated sales of around €45 million in 2010.

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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San Jose, CA 95134
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