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June 18, 2012
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 18 -- Bright Computing announced today that the scientists at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) in India have selected Bright Cluster Manager to help streamline the process of installing, integrating and managing new clusters for polymer-based research. These scientists— who run complex molecular dynamics simulations on HPC clusters—previously relied on scripting Rocks with other open source tool kits to manage their clusters. The NCR team chose Bright instead, to eliminate the need for Linux expertise or custom scripting. NCL’s scientists can focus on their research instead of wasting time synchronizing management toolkits and squinting at endless command lines to keep their clusters running.
NCL is a globally recognized research and development organization specializing in chemical sciences and engineering. The organization’s newest cluster, installed by Bright partner Hinditron, comprises 19 AMD dual-socket nodes. NCL relies on Bright Cluster for provisioning, scheduling, monitoring and management their cluster. In the coming months, NCL will expand this system to a much larger cluster, using Bright to ensure a smooth installation and testing process.
"Bright Cluster Manager eliminates the complexity of managing and monitoring large clusters" said Dr. Sudip Roy, NCL Scientist at Physical Chemistry and Material Science Division. "Bright is vastly superior to the tools approach we have used in the past — it gives us total visibility and control of the cluster through its intuitive GUI."
Another NCL scientist agrees.
“Bright offers advantages over our previous open source solution,” said Dr. Kumar Vanka, NCL scientist, and colleague of Dr. Roy. “For example, before selecting Bright, when we needed to change our cluster’s master node IP address we had to reinstall the entire cluster from scratch. This is a time consuming and frustrating process; one we want to avoid going forward. With Bright, we can change IP addresses on-the-go, without disruption. And we have started installing Bright on our older clusters to help manage all workloads more effectively.”
“Our partnership with Bright Computing has been integral in augmenting our HPC solutions offerings," said Venkat Ramana, Vice President at Hinditron. "Since Bright provides an intuitive, complete cluster management solution, it clearly offers advantages over existing alternatives. As a result, our customers are able to focus on conducting research rather than on cluster configuration and management.”
Hinditron is the authorized reseller for Bright Cluster Manager in India.
“The HPC market in India is ramping up, as research organizations and India recognize the value of high performance computing in driving innovation and competitiveness,” said Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, CEO of Bright Computing. “We are fortunate to partner with Hinditron, with their strong HPC skillset and customer-focused approach to meeting compute challenges.”
About National Chemical Laboratory
NCL is an interdisciplinary research center in Pune, India focused on polymer science, organic chemistry, catalysis, materials chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemical sciences and process development. http://www.ncl-india.org
The Hinditron Group, Mumbai, was founded in 1966 and is a leading technology company in India. Hinditron provides complete solutions to clients in a broad spectrum of industries in India including information technology, instrumentation, telecommunication products, video and broadband, software products and services. http://www.hinditron.com
About Bright Computing
Bright Computing specializes in management software for clusters, grids and clouds, including compute, storage, Hadoop and database clusters. Bright’s fundamental approach and intuitive interface makes cluster management easy, while providing powerful and complete management capabilities for increasing productivity. Bright Cluster Manager is the solution of choice for many research institutes, universities, and companies across the world, and manages several Top500 installations. Bright Computing has its headquarters in San Jose, California. http://www.brightcomputing.com.
Source: Bright Computing
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