Bright Computing and Mellanox

Bright OpenStack is fully integrated with Mellanox Technologies InfiniBand switches, giving HPC customers the ability to create virtual machines (VMs) inside an OpenStack deployment with InfiniBand devices attached to them.

Bright OpenStack also incorporates virtual extensible local area network (VXLAN) offloading, facilitating the creation of highly performant isolated networks within an OpenStack deployment.

Bright uses single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) technology for integration with Mellanox InfiniBand devices and virtual Ethernet devices. The Mellanox InfiniBand integration is ideal for remote direct memory access (RDMA) use cases for VMs. The native IB connectivity provides a single IB networking fabric that spans both the physical and virtual environments. With this integration, VMs get direct access to the IB fabric, offering key advantages like low latency and high overall performance.

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"The Bright OpenStack solution provides an easy way to deploy native InfiniBand performance to any VM running within OpenStack. This tighter integration with Mellanox SR-IOV and VXLAN technology seamlessly provides end-users with the predictable performance with the look and feel of the physical HPC hardware they already have on premise."

-Gilad Shainer, Vice President of Marketing at Mellanox Technologies

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services. 

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