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Bright Computing announces support for OpenHPC project

Bright Computing has announced it has joined the Linux Foundation and will participate in the OpenHPC Community project. The latest release of Bright Cluster Manager provides the ability for Bright customers to easily integrate OpenHPC libraries and packages for use within a Bright cluster.

OpenHPC is a collaborative Linux Foundation project created to make it easier for organisations to leverage the power of HPC. The OpenHPC project’s focus is on providing pre-built packages with HPC adoption in mind, delivering reusable building blocks for the HPC community. The community works together to integrate the various components that are commonly used in HPC systems and ensure they work properly together. Bright Computing brings its extensive cluster management expertise to the initiative by enabling its customers to deploy OpenHPC libraries and packages as part of any Bright-managed HPC cluster.

‘A major goal of the OpenHPC project is to make HPC more accessible and reliable,’ said Alan Clark chair of the OpenHPC Business Governing Board and Director of Open Source at SUSE. ‘Part of that mission is to lower the barriers to deployment, advancement, and use of modern HPC methods and tools.’

‘Bright Cluster Manager is arguably the best commercial cluster management software in the market today, and we’re constantly looking for new ways to extend our reach and allow more and more organisations to use it in different ways’, said Bill Wagner, CEO of Bright Computing. ‘Supporting OpenHPC packages on Bright makes perfect sense for us, and for the HPC market as a whole.’

‘Many of our HPC customers incorporate both commercial and open source management regimens on clusters based on Intel Xeon Scalable processors,’ said Trish Damkroger, vice president and general manager, Technical Computing Initiative at Intel Corporation. ‘By supporting OpenHPC packages in their software, Bright Computing will help enable HPC practitioners to assemble the ideal management framework for their needs.’

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