How to share your usage statistics and improve Bright Cluster Manager

By Lionel Gibbons | December 08, 2018

My last post showed you an easy way to send your suggestions for enhancements or new features to us. Doing that helps us make sure that we’re building the products you really want. Another way you can help make Bright Cluster Manager better is to share your usage statistics with us. Doing this lets us see how you’re using our products, and helps us make decisions about software changes that will help shape future releases.

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Tell Us What You Think

By Lionel Gibbons | December 07, 2018
We believe that we build the best cluster management software on the market, but we’re not ones to rest on our laurels. No matter how good a product is, it can always be improved, and we aim to do that every day. With all of the new feature ideas coming from our developers, sales engineers, and product managers there’s no shortage of things to choose from. But the most important source of new product ideas comes from you — our customers. In fact, many of our best features came from suggestions made by users like you. 

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New Online Training Portal from Bright

By Robert Stober | February 20, 2018

I am delighted to share news that Bright has launched an online training portal, exclusively for our customers and partners.

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Bright Computing Sponsored the Rice Oil and Gas Conference

By Bright Staff | March 17, 2017

Bright Computing sponsored the Oil and Gas High-Performance Computing Conference hosted by Rice University in Houston, TX earlier this week. The Rice Oil and Gas event is the premier meeting place for networking and discussion focused on computing and information technology challenges in the oil and gas industry. It was an excellent event—Rice University sure knows how to put on a show.

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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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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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The new release of Bright Cluster Manager is now shipping!

By Lionel Gibbons | August 03, 2016

The latest, greatest version of Bright Cluster Manager is now shipping! It contains many new features and capabilities with a focus on enhanced  support for containers and cloud services. You can read a summary of what's new in 7.3 here,  and read the news release here

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Want to spark your interest in Spark? Check out our 3-part vodcast series

By Lionel Gibbons | October 28, 2015

If you are curious to know more about Apache Spark™ and how it can be used for large-scale data processing, check out our latest vodcast series. As a fast and general processing engine compatible with Hadoop data, Spark can run in Hadoop clusters through YARN or in a standalone mode. For both batch processing and new workloads like streaming, interactive queries, and machine learning, Spark has a lot going for it.

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Clusters and Clouds Application Spotlight: Academia

By Alex Younts | May 27, 2015

In the first of a series of posts spotlighting applications for clusters and clouds, today I’d like to take a look at how Bright Cluster Manager adds value in academia. Later posts in the series will look at the use of high performance computers (HPC), OpenStack, and Hadoop in other settings, and review how and why Bright Cluster Manager adds value.

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Infrastructure Management for High Performance Computing: Why Bright Leads the Way

By Lee Carter | May 14, 2015

With over 400 customers using Bright technology to manage their high performance computing environments, there’s no doubt that organizations around the world turn to Bright to solve a real business challenge.

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