Nvidia acquires HPC cluster management firm Bright Computing


Nvidia has acquired Bright Computing, a provider of high performance computing (HPC) cluster management solutions.

Amstredam-based Bright Computing spun out of HPC firm ClusterVision and automates administration for clusters. Its software can run at the edge, in the data center and across multiple public or hybrid clouds, and supports Arm and x86 CPUs, Nvidia GPUs and Kubernetes containers.

“Nvidia is changing the world as we know it, and we couldn’t be more excited for our team and software to play a part in that,” said Bill Wagner, CEO of Bright Computing.

Bright Computing claims more than 700 customers globally including Boeing, NASA, Johns Hopkins University, and Siemens. Nvidia said Bright’s software and expertise will enhance its Nvidia DGX and data center businesses.

Nvidia said Bright’s product, Bright Cluster Manager, will become part of Nvidia’s software stack for accelerated computing and its partners will take Bright’s software to more markets.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bright had previously raised $18.6 million across three funding rounds; its investors include ING Corporate Investments, Prime Ventures, Threshold, Molten Ventures, and the EU’s EASME.

“It’s going to both enable the Bright ecosystem to grow, not only on-premises, but in hybrid cloud, which is a huge expansion area. And it’s also going to help on the Nvidia side, on core tools that customers have asked us about, but that we just didn’t have the expertise to develop in house or didn’t have the time to do because we were focused on accelerated computing, not necessarily heterogeneous systems. Now, we just inherit all of that,” Charlie Boyle, VP and GM of DGX systems at Nvidia, told HPCwire.

ClusterVision was acquired by the Taurus Group in 2019 after being declared bankrupt.

Source: datacenterdynamics.com