Government's computing needs met through private cloud solutions

By Lionel Gibbons | January 10, 2017

According to a recent post from GovTechWorks, 64 percent of federal IT managers prefer to keep most of their agency's cloud-based applications in a private cloud, due to compliance requirements with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). This marks a higher amount of private-cloud use in the federal sector than those from the state and local government as well as the higher education sector.

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Setting up GPU Hypervisors on Bright OpenStack

By Ahmed Mostafa | January 05, 2017

At Bright, we have our own private cloud based on Bright OpenStack. We use it to run R&D, dev, and QA workloads for our engineering teams. 

One of the ways we use it is to test the GPU integration of our cluster management software. To do this, we need to expose the GPUs to the VMs via PCI-passthrough. That’s the easy part.

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Five Predictions for HPC Clusters in 2017

By Lionel Gibbons | December 22, 2016

As the year draws to a close, we have been thinking about what the HPC industry is likely to face in 2017. How will the role of HPC change in the modern data center? What new uses will HPC be put to? What about HPC in the cloud? We wanted to share our thoughts with you, and ask you to weigh in with your own predictions. Here’s what we think will happen in 2017:

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Demo: Managing Spark

By Lionel Gibbons | December 21, 2016

There's more to big data than Hadoop. If your plans call for high performance data crunching, you may be thinking of deploying Apache Spark, but setting up and running a Spark cluster can be challenging. Bright Cluster Manager makes it easy by giving you a comprehensive solution for deploying, monitoring, and managing Spark. 

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Demo: Managing Hadoop

By Lionel Gibbons | December 15, 2016

Deploying and managing a Hadoop cluster can be challenging. Bright Cluster Manager can ease the pain by giving you the deployment, monitoring, and management solution every Hadoop administrator wishes for.

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Teaming up with Dell to bring HPC to the masses

By Bill Wagner | December 09, 2016

We were very excited at SC16 to announce that Bright Cluster Manager provides infrastructure management technology for Dell’s Blueprints program. The program includes a group of end-to-end solutions optimized and validated to meet Dell customers’ biggest challenges: big data, high performance computing, and leveraging the power and capabilities the cloud brings to businesses.

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Why Bright is the Infrastructure Management Solution of Choice at the University of Leicester

By Bright Staff | December 07, 2016

Our latest case study features the University of Leicester in the UK. The University runs a campus-wide HPC service that is managed centrally by the IT team. The HPC service is called ALICE and was launched in 2010. It had its first major upgrade in 2013, and in 2016 the University carried out a significant upgrade to the processing capability, to provide nearly 5,000 compute cores and will shortly complete a storage upgrade to expand capacity to 1.3PB.

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OpenStack Summit Barcelona with a Ceph flavour

By Bright Staff | December 06, 2016

A few months have passed since the must-attend cloud computing event — OpenStack Summit Barcelona — rocked the Spanish autumn and brought together a truly international crowd ready to enjoy the grueling schedule and benefit from all activities the organizers had lined up. We wanted to share our take-aways from the event.

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University selects our cluster manager software

By Lionel Gibbons | December 02, 2016

As recently announced on the HPCWire blog, the University of North Dakota has selected the Bright Computing cluster manager software for use on its HPC clusters.

According to Aaron Bergstrom, the university's high performance computing specialist, UND system administrators are pleased with Bright Cluster Manager software after they found that even those with little experience with HPC clusters were able to get up to speed with the complex environments with ease.

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SC16 is in the rear view mirror – but the energy and innovation we saw at the conference and expo will “drive” the year to come

By Kristin Hansen | November 30, 2016

Our Bright Computing team has a lot to be thankful for this year – and it all came together at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah a couple of weeks ago. The crowds were amazing – we spoke to hundreds of people at the booth – and they confirmed our understanding of the growing interest in extending the on-premise HPC environment into the cloud. Customers are definitely looking to manage Linux-clustered infrastructure for high performance computing, big data analytics, deep learning, and private cloud.

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