Bright Cluster Manager Now Pre-Installed on Acer High Performance Computing Clusters

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Computer manufacturer Acer now provides Bright Cluster Manager to eliminate the complexity of provisioning, job scheduling, monitoring and managing HPC clusters, as well as cloud-enable their HPC cluster solutions.

Bright Cluster Manager provides a comprehensive view of all system components via an intuitive, easy to use GUI

Bright provides an out-of-the-box solution, enabling our customers to focus on successful HPC results, not server management.

Bright Computing, the leading independent provider of cluster and cloud management software, today announced an agreement with Acer to offer Bright Cluster Manager® with Acer’s AW2000 F2 family of High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions. Acer customers will be able to provision, schedule, monitor and manage their clusters with Bright’s intuitive GUI or powerful Cluster Management Shell (CMSH), significantly reducing the effort required to deploy and manage powerful clusters.

“Acer’s AW2000 F2 servers are an excellent hardware solution for HPC users,” said Dave Maples, Senior Vice President of Sales for Bright Computing. “The combination of Acer servers with Bright Cluster Manager creates a powerful, compute-ready cluster that is intuitive to manage and easily extended into the cloud.”

The partnership enables Acer to deliver Bright Cluster Manager software pre-installed on Acer HPC clusters. Acer customers will benefit from improved productivity, uptime, scalability, performance and security, while reducing total cost of ownership. Purpose-built for rapid system configuration and testing, comprehensive management and system monitoring, Bright Cluster Manager makes the management of multiple, complex systems easy. Bright’s single, unified solution eliminates the need to script multiple tool-kits together as well as automates repetitive tasks, enabling administrative staff to focus on higher priority and mission critical tasks. Bright also cloud-enables Acer clusters: with just a few mouse clicks or commands, customers can extend their systems into Amazon EC2, and manage these nodes as part of their Acer clusters.

“We selected Bright to give our customers the most advanced cluster management solution available,” said Jakob Olsen, Vice President, Commercial Division, Acer EMEA. “Acer sells complete server solutions for supercomputing workloads, not individual components. The ease of use, performance and intuitive interface of Bright Cluster Manager provides an out-of-the-box solution, enabling our customers to focus on successful HPC results, not server management.”

About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked No. 2 for notebooks globally (Gartner 2011), Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2011 revenues reached US$15.7 billion.

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.

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Mark Blessing
Bright Computing
2880 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95134

Acer Europe
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+41 91 2610 522

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