Managing the Impact of Interactive Use, Part 1: Introducing Login Nodes via Bright

By Ian Lumb | September 25, 2013

Whether it’s force of habit, or from actual need, users of HPC environments crave interactivity. Because the impact of unmanaged interactive sessions can be significant, there exists the potential for concern. Is it possible to meet users’ need for interactivity while managing the potential for impact? In this first part of a two-part series on managing interactive impact, attention focuses on the introduction of login nodes to a cluster managed by Bright Cluster Manager. The second part in this series will focus on use of workload managers as a complementary means for managing the interactive impact on the compute nodes of a cluster.

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Four Quick Steps to Add PDUs Your HPC Cluster - with Bright

By Robert Stober | September 14, 2012

Bright Cluster Manager makes so many tasks fast and easy, so that you can move on to more important priorities. Let's look at managing Power Distribution Units (PDUs).

Bright Cluster Manager enables you to easily manage all the components of your HPC cluster, including PDUs. Adding a PDU is one of the first things you'll want to do after you complete the initial head node installation. Once added, you'll be able to monitor and manage the PDU through Bright. This article shows how to add a PDU using the Bright CMGUI.

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