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Bright Cluster Manager joins Dell portfolio

Bright Cluster Manager is now available through Dell as an option for High Performance Computing Clusters (HPCC). The solution is already used to manage more than 50 Dell HPC installations worldwide, including three TOP500 supercomputing systems. Bright installations on Dell platforms comprise universities (Cambridge, Oxford, University of Houston, City University of New York and others); and various laboratories, including the FutureGrid cluster at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in the US. It is also running on the Dell benchmark clusters, located at TACC.

‘Bright Cluster Manager is a comprehensive cluster management solution that provides all the functionality that we need here at CD-adapco. Our key applications – STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD – were easy to install and run well on the cluster,’ said Philip Jones, IT director at CD-adapco. ‘Bright Cluster Manager has many features that make it easy for us to manage the cluster and allow us to focus on running our CFD and CAE applications. For example, the image based provisioning makes it very easy to tailor software images and propagate changes to the compute nodes.’

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