Bright Computing Announces Support for NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU Accelerator

December 5, 2013

Dec. 5 — Bright Computing, the leading, vendor-independent provider of management solutions for clusters and clouds, announces support for the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator. This adds the latest technology from NVIDIA to the list of GPUs Bright Cluster Manager has been provisioning, monitoring and managing since 2010. The new capability is available immediately.

Bright Cluster Manager now collects metrics, and includes health checks, specific to the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator. Bright’s Cluster Management GUI (CMGUI) provides direct access to the NVIDIA GPU Boost technology by setting clock speeds for individual GPUs, plus logical or physical groups of GPUs. Bright’s support for CUDA 5.5 is also immediately available for the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator.

“Bright Computing makes it an ongoing practice to incorporate the latest enhancements in GPU technology into its products,” stated Bright Computing CTO, Martijn de Vries. “Through updates to Bright Cluster Manager 6.1, customers can seamlessly receive support for the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator.”

The NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator doubles the memory and increases by up to 40% on the performance of its predecessor. Bright Cluster Manager delivers a comprehensive and integrated solution for provisioning, monitoring and managing clusters and clouds with this latest accelerator alongside previous-generation GPUs as well as CPUs. Bright is a comprehensive management solution for departmental clusters and clouds that scales to TOP500 and Green500 supercomputers.

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, the Deloitte Technology Fast50 “Rising Star 2013” Award winner, the Main Software 50 “Highest Growth” Award winner, and Bright Cluster Manager was a “Best of Show Award” winner at Bio-IT World 2013.

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Source: Bright Computing

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