NVIDIA acquires Bright Computing

NVIDIA has acquired Bright Computing which develops software for managing high performance computing (HPC) systems.

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Amsterdam, Bright Computing is used by more than 700 organisations worldwide, including Boeing, Johns Hopkins University, NASA, and Siemens. Its tools are used to run HPC clusters in industries such as healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing.

“We’ve been working with Bright for more than a decade as they integrated their software with our GPUs, networking, CUDA and most recently DGX systems. Now we see an opportunity to combine our system software capabilities to make HPC data centres easier to buy, build and operate, creating a much larger future for HPC,” wrote Charlie Boyle, Vice President and General Manager of DGX Systems at NVIDIA in a blog post.

Bright’s software can run at the edge, in the data centre and across multiple public or hybrid clouds. It automates administration for clusters whether they are made up of a handful or hundreds of thousands of servers. And it supports Arm and x86 CPUs, NVIDIA GPUs and Kubernetes containers.

Clusters are at the heart of HPC’s scale-out style of computing, born in supercomputing centres and increasingly going mainstream to support AI.

“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.