Building a Cluster Infrastructure for Advanced Cancer Research

By Lionel Gibbons | October 06, 2015

 

Many organizations that work with high performance computing (HPC) clusters are focused on research and lack the skills to properly manage and control their cluster. Instead, they depend on expensive, external experts to keep their infrastructuring running properly.

One of our customers, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (CeMM), overcame this problem by using Bright Cluster Manager to deploy a new HPC cluster that could be maintained by their own team -- no more highly paid IT consultants.

In the end, they saved about €500,000. Interested in reading how they did it? You can download the case study here.

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What’s new in version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager for HPC? Check out our 3-part vodcast series for the latest updates and enhancements.

By Lionel Gibbons | August 27, 2015

Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager for HPC was recently released and my colleague Ian Lumb, Product Marketing Manager, discusses its interesting new features and capabilities in a 3-part vodcast series.

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Bright Case Study: Reducing Energy Consumption and Empowering Collaboration

By Dietmar Fuchs | June 04, 2015

A consortium of higher education establishments in Austria recognized a collective need for extremely powerful computational resources. In 2009, the group of universities decided to join forces to design and share access to a high performance computer.

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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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Scope and Speed: 17,000 Core HPC Clusters Used for DNA Sequencing

By Lionel Gibbons | April 18, 2015

The machines that are processing the data collected for modern DNA sequencing are required to be many times faster than those used for the Human Genome Project, according to a recent Scientific Computing post from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The Institute currently is producing more sequences in one hour than it did in its first ten years of operations. This is necessary, Tim Cutts, the head of scientific computing at the Institute states, as the DNA sequencing data of a single cancer genome sample amounts to 7,000 CPU hours’ worth of analysis and tens of thousands of these are being run at once.

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Simplified Management of HPC Clusters: A Case Study

By Bright Staff | April 06, 2015

Upgrading a cluster and installing new software can be a challenge, especially when you don’t have many resources at your disposal. Our latest case study tells how the Institute of Aircraft Design in Stuttgart installed Bright Cluster Manager to greatly enhance the usability of its high performance computing (HPC) cluster.

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CASE STUDY: Bright Cluster Manager helps the University of Stuttgart get a handle on their HPC cluster upgrade

By Lionel Gibbons | March 17, 2015

Upgrading a cluster and installing new software can be challenging, especially when you don’t have many resources at your disposal. The Institute of Aircraft Design in Stuttgart installed Bright Cluster Manager to greatly enhance the usability of its high performance computing (HPC) cluster.

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Cluster Health: Overcoming Black Hole Node Syndrome

By c. brandis | March 14, 2015

Some cluster health issues are easier to detect than others—with issues ranging from new equipment delivery checks for defective devices to the hard to detectBlack Hole Node Syndrome (BHNS). In a recent survey, more than 64% of respondents stated that black hole node syndrome has affected their systems and their work.

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A Single GUI for HPC Cluster Management

By Bright Staff | January 15, 2015

A Single GUI for HPC Cluster Management

The advantage of having a single GUI for all your cluster management resources, including monitoring, automation, MPI libraries, and more, is substantial. A single GUI utilizes software that synchronizes all aspects of a company’s cluster management, which, as a result, becomes much easier and effective to control without costing extra in terms of user training or system down time.

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Cluster Manager Advice for Sysadmins: Software Monitoring Means Better Cluster Management

By Brady Black | September 02, 2014

Our two previous blogs on advice to sysadmins were mostly about HPC systems hardware monitoring. In case you missed them you can get caught up by reading part 1 and part 2.  If cluster management can be likened to a four-legged stool, the first three legs would be your node processors, memory, and network monitoring. At some point, however, sysadmins need to pay close attention to the fourth leg — software monitoring.

HPC systems guru Jeff Layton writes in Admin-Magazine.com:

“As a starting point, two primary things you should be monitoring are the resource manager (job scheduler) and the tools (software packages/versions) clients are using.”

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