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Leverage Integrated Development Environments using Bright’s Jupyter Dev Server

By Bright Staff | September 21, 2021

The Jupyter Notebook is a popular open-source development tool used by data scientists, programmers, analysts, and engineers to create and share “notebooks” that integrate live code, equations, computational output, visualizations, and other multimedia resources, along with explanatory text. Redesigned in Bright Cluster Manager 9.1, Bright’s Jupyter integration takes this tool a step further and accomplishes several important things that make Jupyter a more effective and powerful tool for users. Namely, data scientists and ML practitioners can leverage this integration to conveniently run applications by writing notebooks in their browsers. Bright makes it possible and easy for Jupyter notebooks to run on a cluster, increasing the scope of work that can be performed through Jupyter and providing a point-and-click interface for users that are not familiar with the complexity of submitting jobs to a cluster. This workflow makes it easy to run different experiments, enables rapid prototyping, and allows fine-tuning ML models.

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Achieving Competitive Advantage in the Cloud with Bright Cluster Manager

By Bright Staff | August 24, 2021

This week, Bright featured an article in InsideHPC which highlights how Bright users can achieve real competitive advantage in the cloud using Bright Cluster Manager. As traditional mindsets towards high-performance computing (HPC) increasingly give way to cloud-based approaches, organizations are seizing the advantages of time and reduced capital outlays compared to traditional on-premise approaches. ”Cloud continues to be a top priority for companies that are seeking ways to accelerate HPC projects or quickly extend the capacity and capabilities of their on-premise systems” says Bill Wagner, CEO of Bright Computing. According to Intersect360 Research, in 2020, cloud computing experienced 78.8% growth, on top of an underlying double-digit growth rate, as organizations turned to cloud computing to cope with accelerated projects and deferred acquisitions. Leveraging HPC in the cloud has important business applications for companies trying to get into HPC and haven’t yet decided, or can’t afford, to deploy an HPC cluster. Cloud technology means that companies can now adapt and scale more easily to accelerate innovation, drive business agility, streamline operations, and potentially reduce costs.

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Bright Joins Dell to Present on Bright Cluster Manager: Beyond Provisioning, Beyond Data Centers

By Bright Staff | June 14, 2021

We are excited to announce that Bright Computing has been invited to participate in the next Dell Technologies HPC Community Event:

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Offloadable Monitoring with Bright Cluster Manager

By Robert Stober | May 27, 2021

The HPC industry is marching towards the delivery of the first exascale systems, composed of tens-of-thousands or hundreds-of-thousands of server nodes and exotic software stacks to manage it all. While the first systems will have a limited audience, exascale systems will increasingly move down-market to reach large numbers of enterprises. As exascale systems make their way into commercial enterprises, the need for more standardized, out-of-the-box management tools will follow.   

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Easily Spin up Clusters to Increase Access to HPC resources that Drive Innovation with Bright Computing and VMware

By Bright Staff | May 13, 2021

HPC is undergoing massive changes that present both challenges and opportunities for organizations across industries. Historically, HPC has been defined by a consistent and well-known set of applications for modeling and simulation running on bare metal servers in an organization’s data center—but that is changing. We now have machine learning and data analytics applications vying for access to trusted HPC systems, ultimately throttling important work in one place or another.

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Sweden’s Fastest Supercomputer for Machine Learning and AI at Linköping University Underpinned by Bright

By Bright Staff | May 05, 2021

ICYMI, Bright recently announced that Bright Cluster Manager was selected to support the new artificial intelligence supercomputer to be installed at National Supercomputer Centre (NSC) at Linköping University.

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Unify your HPC Infrastructure from Edge-to-Core-to-Cloud

By Bright Staff | April 28, 2021

Earlier this week, Bright CEO Bill Wagner wrote an article featured by InsideHPC where he discusses how changes in HPC are demanding that businesses unify their HPC infrastructure from edge to core to cloud. He goes on to explain that, at the edge, while sensors and new apps that require low-latency compute certainly necessitate systems that live in close proximity (outside of public clouds and traditional data centers), the reality is, new compute-intensive/data-intensive apps in machine learning and analytics are driving the need for organizations to have a growing number of high-performance clusters in an expanding number of physical locations, as well as in the public cloud. With compute and systems destined to become increasingly decentralized in this way, the notion of the edge being an outlier to some dominant central computing infrastructure overlord will quickly become dated.

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Redfish Automated BIOS Management with Bright

By Robert Stober | April 22, 2021

Did you see that Bright Cluster Manager 9.1 introduces support for Redfish BIOS management? This feature enables administrators to view and update BIOS parameters on any/all nodes of the cluster that support the Redfish specification from the command line or Bright View. This reduces complexity and the effort that admins face when updating BIOS settings across their cluster.

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Understanding the Bright Cluster Manager 9.1 Integration with Jupyter

By Robert Stober | April 15, 2021

Bright Cluster Manager 9.1 includes an integration with Jupyter Notebook that accomplishes several important things that make Jupyter a more effective and powerful tool for users:

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Bright Works with NVIDIA and NetApp on End-to-end Enterprise-class Support for AI Workloads in the Data Center

By Lee Carter | April 12, 2021

Ever since I joined Bright back in early 2014, I have been delighted with the level of collaboration we have with NVIDIA; in fact, it was not long after joining that we announced Day Zero support for NVIDIA’s latest K80 GPU. Fast forward a small number of years and many hours of Bright engineering investment on NVIDIA technologies, and I am once again pleased that Bright is now providing the cluster management component for NVIDIA and NetApp’s latest turnkey AI solution.

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