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transtec and Bright Computing Enter Into Partnership for European HPC Market

(PresseBox) (Banbury, Oxfordshire/ Nijmegen/ Strasbourg-Illkirch, ) transtec, the provider of solutions for High Performance Computing (HPC) with headquarters in Germany, offers with immediate effect Bright Cluster Manager® as a full management solution for HPC clusters to customers.

Bright Cluster Manager, from Bright Computing, removes the complexity from deploying, monitoring and managin g HPC clusters. The intuitive graphical user interface provides complete visibility and manageability to all aspects of the cluster, without the need for the administrator to understand Linux. Alternatively, the cluster can be managed at the CLI-level via Brights powerful cluster management shell. Productivity is also enhanced by its seamless architecture: a single process controls all provisioning, monitoring, health-checking and management of the cluster, minimizing system overhead and maintenance. This efficiency contrasts strongly to the toolkit approach offered by other commercially available and open source management software that relies on user-driven integration and version control for each tool, as well as multiple interfaces and databases.

"With Bright Cluster Manager, we are now able to provide our academic as well as our enterprise customers an all-encompassing HPC solution portfolio, fully consistent with our motto 'easy to manage - easy to use'," says Dr. Oliver Tennert, Director of Technology Management & HPC Solutions. "To maximize productivity of an inherently complex system like an HPC cluster, customers require individual consulting, highest-quality hardware, and a broad range of services, alongside with intelligent software and middleware. With Bright Cluster Manager as the technology leader in this area we are now able to round off our HPC portfolio and provide real high-productivity solutions to customers."

In its latest incarnation 5.2, Bright Cluster Manager offers - besides its well-proven features for easy management and monitoring of HPC clusters - full CUDA 4.0 support, a tight integration of various job management systems like PBS Pro, Torque/Moab, SLURM, LSF or Grid Engine; a web-based user portal; a Python interface allowing for script-controlled administration of HPC clusters with Bright; as well as support for the latest Linux distributions like Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, CentOS 6, Scientific Linux 6 and SLES 11 SP1.

"transtec delivers an impressive range of HPC solutions and services," said Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, CEO and Founder of Bright Computing. "Bright Cluster Manager is a good fit for transtec's mission to provide their customers with the total HPC solution to meet their needs - while keeping usability and manageability as a priority."

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About Bright Computing
Bright Computing is a specialist in cluster management software for high-performance computing (HPC). Its flagship product - Bright Cluster Manager - with its intuitive graphical user interface and powerful cluster management shell, makes clusters of any size easy to install, use and manage. Bright's minimal footprint enables HPC systems to be utilized to their maximum potential, from departmental clusters to large-scale systems.
Bright Cluster Manager is the management solution of choice for many research institutes, universities, and companies across the world, including several TOP500 installations. Bright Cluster Manager is certified as Intel® Cluster Ready. Bright Computing has its headquarters in San Jose, California.

transtec AG

For more than 30 years, transtec AG has been developing and implementing high-performance IT systems for professional users who attach a great deal of importance to efficiency and reliability. The listed company operates successfully in the areas of virtualisation, performance computing and IT infrastructure. From the planning process to implementation and support, transtec provides public institutions and companies in a variety of sectors with tailored and sustainable IT solutions offering a high degree of investment security and productivity. transtec is represented in the Benelux, France, the UK, Austria and Switzerland by its own subsidiaries. Employing 135 members of staff, transtec generated sales of around € 45 million in 2010.