October 08, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 8 -- Bright Computing, the leading, vendor-independent provider of management solutions for clusters and clouds, announced today general availability of enhanced support for NVIDIA GPU accelerators in Bright Cluster Manager. Enhancements include support for the NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit version 5.5, the most-recently released version of the NVIDIA CUDA parallel programming platform.
Bright Computing customers can easily provision, monitor and manage systems with NVIDIA GPU accelerators within cluster-management hierarchies. The fully integrated and comprehensive support in Bright Cluster Manager for NVIDIA GPU accelerators includes:
"Because use of GPU accelerators for HPC continues to be an area vibrant with innovation, it is absolutely critical that Bright Cluster Manager remains current," stated Bright Computing CTO, Martijn de Vries. "From release candidates to production releases of the CUDA Toolkit, to existing and emerging NVIDIA GPU architectures, Bright Computing makes it an ongoing practice to incorporate the latest enhancements in GPU technology into its products. Through updates to Bright Cluster Manager 6.1, customers can seamlessly receive support for CUDA 5.5."
"Bright Cluster Manager provides a comprehensive solution for installation and configuration of accelerated clusters and the robust ecosystem of third-party supporting tools," stated Duncan Poole, strategic alliances manager for Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. "With support for the latest CUDA Toolkit, Bright Computing builds on its well-established track record of supporting NVIDIA's latest GPU innovations for the HPC industry."
About Bright Computing
Bright Computing specializes in management software for on-premise HPC, Hadoop, storage, database and workstation clusters, as well as the seamless extension of these clusters into the cloud. Its flagship product — Bright Cluster Manager — with its intuitive graphical user interface and powerful cluster management shell, makes clusters of any size easy to install, use and manage, including systems combining processors with accelerators (e.g., NVIDIA GPUs) or coprocessors (e.g., Intel Xeon Phi). Bright's minimal footprint enables systems to be utilized to their maximum potential, from departmental Hadoop clusters to large-scale supercomputers. Bright Computing partners include Amazon, Cisco, Cray and Dell, while Boeing, ING Bank, NASA, Roche, Saudi Aramco plus Stanford University and Tokyo Institute of Technology are examples of Bright customers. Bright Computing is a Red Herring 2013 Top 100 North America Award winner, and Bright Cluster Manager was a "Best of Show Award" winner at Bio-IT World 2013.
Source: Bright Computing
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