Bright Cluster Manager
Make Clusters Really Easy
Bright Cluster Manager® was designed by a group of highly experienced cluster specialists who perceived the need for a fundamental approach to the technical challenges posed by cluster management.
Bright Cluster Manager fulfills the following goals:
- Make clusters really easy
Bright Cluster Manager makes Linux clusters of any size really easy to install, manage and use — even with only minimal Linux knowledge.
- Scale clusters to thousands of nodes
Bright Cluster Manager was designed to scale to thousands of nodes. Its Advanced Edition includes many features for managing very large and complex clusters.
- Be complete
Bright Cluster Manager is complete. It includes everything a user or administrator would expect from a professional cluster management software stack.
- Scale Clusters ... Easy
Add nodes to your cluster by plugging them in and letting our software take care of the rest. Advanced features such as failover and load-balanced node provisioning are accessible through the intuitive GUI and do not require custom scripting or specific Linux or HPC expertise.
Scale Clusters to Thousands of Nodes
Bright Cluster Manager was designed to scale to thousands of nodes. It is not dependent on third-party (open source) software that was not designed for this level of scalability. Many advanced features for handling scalability and complexity are included:
- Management Daemon with Low CPU Overhead
- Multiple Load-Balancing Provisioning Nodes
- Synchronized Cluster Management Daemons
- Built-In Redundancy
- Diskless Nodes
Bright Cluster Manager — Editions
Bright Cluster Manager® is available in two editions: Standard and Advanced. You can easily upgrade from the Standard to the Advanced edition as your cluster grows in size and complexity.
Bright Cluster Manager — Standard Edition
The Standard Edition of Bright Cluster Manager includes all features and functionalities required for small and medium size clusters, for example up to one to two hundred nodes. The Standard Edition does not include support for redundant head nodes, cluster health management and off-loadable provisioning.
Bright Cluster Manager — Advanced Edition
The Advanced Edition of Bright Cluster Manager includes all features and functionalities developed for Bright Cluster Manager. The Advanced Edition is suitable for complex clusters of any size. Examples of advanced features are support for redundant head nodes, cluster health management and off-loadable provisioning.
The table below lists some of the key features of the Bright Cluster Manager editions:
|Choice of Linux distributions||✔||✔|
|Intel Cluster Ready||✔||✔|
|Cluster Management GUI||✔||✔|
|Cluster Management Shell||✔||✔|
|Web-Based User Portal||✔||✔|
|Workload Manager Integration||✔||✔|
|Debuggers & Profilers||✔||✔|
|NVIDIA CUDA & OpenCL||✔||✔|
|GPU Management & Monitoring||✔||✔|
|ScaleMP Management & Monitoring||-||✔|
|Redundant Failover Head Nodes||-||✔|
|Cluster Health Management||-||✔|
|Suggested Number of Nodes||4-128||129-10,000+|