Bright and Dell EMC Collaborate on Joint Development of Machine Learning Solutions

By Grant Gustafson | March 23, 2018

Hot on the heels of the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting which took place earlier this week, we’re gearing up for NVIDIA GTC, March 26-29 in San Jose, and I’m pleased to say that Bright will be present on the Dell EMC booth at the event.

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Gearing Up for the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting

By Grant Gustafson | March 12, 2018

The Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting that takes place in Austin each March is a permanent fixture in the Bright calendar, but this year will be my first. In my new role as Director of Dell Sales at Bright Computing, I very much look forward to networking with the Dell community; both Dell staff and customers alike.

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Take BrightView for a test drive right from your browser!

By Lionel Gibbons | March 08, 2018

Have you ever wanted to see what it’s like to manage a Bright cluster but didn’t want the hassle of setting up a test cluster? Well, now you can. Our dev team has put together an interactive demo of BrightView that you can try out right from your browser. Instead of connecting to an actual cluster, it uses a simulated cluster, so all you need to get started is your browser and a link to the demo.

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2018 User Survey Highlights

By Lionel Gibbons | February 21, 2018
In 2016 we surveyed our customers to find out how they were deploying and using their clusters in the real world. We asked them a series of questions asking what hardware and software they had deployed, and what they were using their clusters for in their day to day operations. We decided to check back in with them this year (2018) to find out what had changed. Here are some of the highlights from the latest survey.
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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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Alison Kennedy to Chair UK HPC & Big Data Conference

By Guest Contributor | January 18, 2018

This blog post has been written by Govnet Events, the organisers of UK HPC & Big Data conference.

Alison Kennedy is the Director of the STFC Hartree Centre, based at the UK’s Science and Facilities Council’s National Laboratory. The STFC’s Hartree Centre is a high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics research facility which was founded by the government in collaboration with IBM, leaders of information technology.

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What does the HPC & Big Data conference entail?

By Guest Contributor | January 12, 2018

This blog post has been written by Govnet Events, the organisers of UK HPC & Big Data conference.

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Delivered by the UK's leading speakers within the technology sector, the HPC & Big Data conference presents a tightly packed agenda exploring the key areas of computational research throughout the public and private sector.

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Time Benefits of Using a Cluster Manager vs DIY

By Lionel Gibbons | December 14, 2017


According to a recent
IDC survey, 77 percent of respondents agreed that lack of timely access to data is inhibiting their businesses. For system admins, ensuring that data and applications are available is key in the age of big data, deep learning, and Internet of Things (IoT). Perhaps the greatest resource for admins that must manage enterprise clusters is their time, and thus, the question becomes how best to save it.

Let’s look at some of the time benefits of using cluster management software over a do it yourself (DIY) management plan.

Even in the simplest environment, keeping track of all the activities involved in managing a cluster manually is not only complex but time-consuming. Enterprise clusters host multiple jobs and multiple tenants simultaneously, with mission critical applications competing for resources. Managing these clusters in a way that keeps them up and running efficiently is critical to business success. 

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Case Study - University of Nevada Las Vegas Puts its Trust in Bright and Advanced HPC

By Bright Staff | December 05, 2017

On November 7, Bright Computing announced that the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) had selected Bright technology to manage its latest supercomputing environment, and Advanced HPC for the design and implementation.

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Update: The Evolution of OpenStack

By Lionel Gibbons | November 22, 2017

If the 20-percent year-over-year deployment growth is any indication, as reported in 2016 per the latest organizational report, the clear benefits of OpenStack are no match for the historic complexity of deployment. As OpenStack continues to evolve with each new release, a pattern of improvements that make it more stable and usable emerges.

Although we’re well into adoption of release 16 known as Pike, release 15 known as Ocata is where the process of improvement for existing attributes really picked up steam. This is a significant point because the goal with Ocata was to increase stability, manageability, user experience, and interoperability of core services. By reviewing some of the latest developments in Ocata as a “mature” version of OpenStack, we can see how many adopted services have been improved in terms of management, scalability, performance, and reliability.

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