Bright Computing to Present at Lustre User Group Conference

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Bright Computing to present its integration of the Lustre file system with Bright Cluster Manager to the Lustre HPC user community. According to The 451 Group, Lustre is the file system of choice for about two-thirds of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

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“Adding the monitoring and management of Lustre file systems to Bright Cluster Manager covers an area of HPC that its competitors do not."
—The 451 Group

Bright Computing today announced that the company is sponsoring this year’s Lustre User Group conference, LUG 2012. Scheduled to be held in Austin, Texas from April 23-25, this annual High Performance Computing (HPC) event is a collaborative effort amongst several user communities: The Lustre Community Groups, Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS), and the European Open File Systems (EOFS) groups. Additional sponsors include Bull, Cray, DDN, Dell, EMC, Intel, NetApp, Raid, SGI, Terascala, Whamcloud and Xyratex.

Bright Computing will present an overview of how the Lustre file system is integrated within Bright Cluster Manager®, its comprehensive cluster management and cloud bursting solution. Bright Cluster Manager is also part of the solution presented by other speakers, both technology providers and end-users.

Bright’s new Lustre capabilities received positive reviews from analysts at The 451 Group. In a report released in February, the authors stated that “adding the monitoring and management of Lustre file systems to the Bright Cluster Manager not only adds a new arrow to Bright's quiver of capabilities, but covers an area of high-performance computing that its competitors do not, making the case for using Bright more compelling.” Source: The 451 Group – Report, “Bright adds Lustre to the Cloud,” by John Barr and William Fellows, 6 February 2012.

"LUG is the preeminent venue for users of the Lustre parallel file system, drawing users from around the world and across a variety of disciplines," said Galen Shipman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Technology Integration Group Leader and a member of the LUG 2012 organizing committee.

According to The 451 Group in the 6 February report, “About two-thirds of the fastest computers on the planet use Lustre.”

The 3-day conference will feature more than 30 presentations by users and developers in addition to round table discussions. Attendees are also invited to attend the OpenSFS Technical Working Group and Community Development Working Group meetings on Wednesday, April 25 from 1-5 p.m. The conference schedule can be found at Registration:

About LUG
The annual LUG meeting, held since 2003, is a user-led event with an organizing committee consisting of representative from the open source file system user community. The annual LUG conference is the primary venue for discussions and seminars on open source parallel file system technologies with a unique focus on the Lustre parallel file system and are an opportunity for current and prospective Lustre users to learn and share, develop best practices, provide direct feedback to developers.

About Bright Computing
Bright Computing specializes in management software for clusters, grids and clouds, including compute, storage, Hadoop and database systems. 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 is used to manage several Top500 installations. Bright Computing has its headquarters in San Jose, California.

Bright Cluster Manager is a trademark of Bright Computing, Inc.

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