Advanced Cluster Management Made Easy
Bright Cluster Manager® removes the complexity from the
installation, management and use of clusters, without compromising
performance or capability. Bright allows you to
manage multiple clusters simultaneously, including HPC,
Hadoop, storage, database, private cloud and workstation
clusters - on-premise or in the cloud.
A Unified Approach
Bright Cluster Manager was developed from the ground up as
a totally integrated and unified cluster management solution.
This fundamental approach provides comprehensive cluster
management that is easy to use and functionality-rich, yet
has minimal impact on system performance. It has a single,
light-weight daemon, a central database for all monitoring and
configuration data, and a single CLI and GUI for all cluster management
functionality. Bright Cluster Manager is extremely
easy to use, scalable, secure and reliable. You can monitor
and manage all aspects of your clusters, on-premise or in the
cloud, with virtually no learning curve.
Bright's approach is in sharp contrast with other cluster
management offerings, all of which take a 'toolkit' approach.
These toolkits combine a Linux distribution with many third party
tools for provisioning, monitoring, alerting, etc.
This approach has critical limitations: these separate tools
were not designed to work together; were often not designed
for HPC, nor designed to scale. Furthermore, each of the tools
has its own interface (mostly command-line based), and each
has its own daemon(s) and database(s).
Countless hours of scripting and testing by highly skilled
people are required to get the tools to work for a specific cluster,
and much of it goes undocumented. Time is wasted, and
the cluster is at risk if staff changes occur, losing the 'in-head'
knowledge of the custom scripts.
Learn more about HPC clusters from Silicon Mechanics.