Cavium Announces Collaboration with Bright Computing to Support the ThunderX Processor Family

SAN JOSE, CA -- Cavium, Inc. announces a collaboration with Bright Computing in support of Cavium's ThunderX processor family. With this collaboration Bright Computing plans to deliver the comprehensive software solutions of Bright Cluster Manager to ThunderX for provisioning and managing HPC clusters, Hadoop clusters and OpenStack clouds in the data center or in the cloud.

Bright Cluster Manager for HPC enables customers to deploy complete clusters over bare metal and manage them effectively. It provides single-pane-of-glass management for the hardware, the operating system, HPC software and users. System administrators can get clusters up and running quickly and keep them running reliably throughout their life cycle. Bright Cluster Manager also delivers a robust set of user interfaces, comprehensive metrics and monitoring along with a series of system health checks. With Apache Hadoop Bright Cluster Manager can be deployed as a complete Hadoop solution or provide the core management structure for leading Hadoop distributions.

"With the increasing market demand for ThunderX in the HPC, Hadoop and OpenStack segments we are thrilled to collaborate with Cavium on Bright Cluster Manager," said Martijn de Vries, CTO at Bright Computing. "Customers are continuing to look for faster time to deployment and improved operational efficiency, especially with systems such as ThunderX that are clearly optimized for scale out workloads. Bright Cluster Manager addresses the key requirements of the most demanding customers in these key system areas."

"Our collaboration with Bright Computing ensures that our partners and customers will be able to quickly utilize the full value of ThunderX with large deployments in their Data Center and Cloud environments," said Larry Wikelius, Director Thunder Ecosystems and Partner Enablement at Cavium. "This collaboration on Bright Cluster Manager is another example of Cavium's focus on complete solution enablement for ThunderX and our commitment to a comprehensive and complete ecosystem for ARMv8."

ThunderX is Cavium's 64-bit ARMv8 server processor family for next generation high performance computing and hyperscale workloads. With up to 48 high-performance custom cores, single and dual socket capability, high memory bandwidth and capacity, and integrated hardware accelerators, ThunderX enables best-in-class ARMv8 performance per dollar and performance per watt. The ThunderX family includes multiple SKUs that enable servers optimized for compute, storage, network and security workloads in the cloud, and is widely supported by industry-leading OS, hypervisor, software tool and application vendors. ThunderX is also optimized for networking specific workloads such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

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