Bright Cluster Manager 6.1

Bright Computing has introduced Bright Cluster Manager 6.1.

From full support for the Intel Many Integrated Core Architecture (Intel MIC) to cross-platform user interfaces, to use of the cloud, Bright says the product eases management of today’s complex, heterogeneous clustered environments.

Bright Cluster Manager 6.1 offers full support for the Intel MIC architecture. Of course, this means customers can easily provision, monitor and manage systems with the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor as a first-class device within the cluster-management hierarchy.

The company says that, on a deeper level, support includes recompilation of the appropriate driver for the coprocessor against the host’s Linux kernel at boot time, comprehensive networking, plus various tailored operational and health metrics. Because Bright also integrates workload-management capabilities, end-user applications can take advantage of the native and offload execution models presented by this hybrid architecture.

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