Bright Computing

Bright Computing , Inc. is a developer of software for deploying and managing high-performance (HPC) clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack in data centers and using cloud computing . [1]

History

Bright Computing was founded by Matthijs van Leeuwen in 2009, who spun the company out of ClusterVision, which he co-founded with Alex Ninaber and Arijan Sauer. Alex and Matthijs had worked together at UK’s Compusys, which was one of the first companies to commercially build HPC clusters. [2] [3] They left Compusys in 2002 to start ClusterVision in the Netherlands , where they found a growing market for building and managing supercomputer clusters using off-the-shelf hardware components and open source software, tied together with their own customized scripts. [4] ClusterVision also provides delivery and installation support for HPC clusters at universities and government entities. [5]

In 2004, Martijn de Vries joined ClusterVision and began development of cluster management software. The software was made available to customers in 2008, under the name ClusterVisionOS v4. [6]

In 2009, Bright Computing was spun out of ClusterVision. ClusterVisionOS was renamed Bright Cluster Manager, and van Leeuwen was named Bright Computing’s CEO. [7]

In 2010, ING Corporate Investments made $ 2.5 million investment in Bright Computing. In 2014, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) (US), DFJ Esprit (UK), Prime Ventures (NL), and ING Corporate Investments invested $ 14.5 million in Bright Computing. At that time, Bright Computing and ClusterVision were completely separated. [8]

In February 2016, Bright appointed Bill Wagner as chief executive officer. Matthijs van Leeuwen has become the chief strategy officer and board member. [9]

Customers

Early customers included Boeing , [10] Sandia National Laboratories , [11] Virginia Tech , [12] Hewlett Packard , [13] NSA , and Drexel University . Many early sellers, including SICORP, [14] Cray , [15] Dell , [16] Appro, and Advanced HPC. [17]

By 2014, the company is estimated at 400 customers, including more than 20 Fortune 500 Companies. [18]

Products and services

Bright Cluster Manager for HPC lets customers deploy and manage complete clusters. It provides management for the hardware, the operating system, the HPC software, and users. [19]

In 2014, Bright Computing introduced Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop clusters. [20] It was later extended to supporting Apache Spark and other big data applications, and Was renamed, Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data. It can be used as a complete solution, including Cloudera and Hortonworks . It also has several features that allow the combination of Big Data and HPC workloads on the same cluster. [21]

In 2014, the company announced Bright OpenStack, software to deploy, provision, and manage OpenStack -based private cloud infrastructures. [22]

In January 2016, version 7.2 was released. The updates supported using Docker , improved integration with Puppet and job-based metrics. [23]

Bright Cluster Manager is a manufacturer of OEMs, including Dell and Cray. [24] Technology partners include:

  • Adaptive Computing [25]
  • Allinea [26]
  • Altair [27]
  • Amazon [28]
  • Ansys [29]
  • Cavium [30]
  • Cisco [31]
  • Cloudera [32]
  • Cray [33]
  • DDN Storage [34]
  • Dell [35]
  • Fujitsu [36]
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise [37]
  • Hortonworks [38]
  • Huawei [39]
  • IBM [40]
  • Inspur [41]
  • Intel [42]
  • Lenovo [43]
  • Magma [44]
  • Mellanox Technologies [45]
  • Microsoft [46]
  • NICE [47]
  • NVidia [48]
  • Redhat [49]
  • Runtime Design Automation [50]
  • SGI [51]
  • Supermicro [52]
  • SUSE [53]
  • Taligent [54]
  • Univa [55]

Bright Computing was covered by Software Magazine [56] and Yahoo! Finance , [57] among other publications.

Awards

In 2016, Bright Computing was awarded a 1.5M Horizon 2020 SME Instrument grant from the European Commission . [58]

Bright Computing was one of only 33 grant recipients from 960 submitted proposals. [59] In its category only 5 out of 260 grants were awarded. [60]

  • 2015 HPCwire Editor’s Choice Award for “Best HPC Cluster Solution or Technology.” [61]
  • Main Software 50 “Highest Growth” award winner, 2013. [62]
  • Deloitte Technology Fast50 “Rising Star 2013” Award Winner. [63]
  • Bio-IT World Conference & Expo ’13, Boston, MA, Winner of “IT Hardware & Infrastructure” category of the “Best of Show Award” program. [64]
  • Red Herring Top 100 Global Award, 2013. [65]

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