Bill Harries

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BEACON – The online community for Bright users

By Bill Harries | November 29, 2019

Bright Computing recently announced the launch of BEACON - the online community for Bright users.  Yeah, I know….it’s about time.  Considering that Bright has an extensive user community in a space that lends itself nicely to collaboration with your peers, and a breadth of users eager to share what they know; it makes sense to have a community forum for the benefit of all.

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Bright Demo and Tutorial Videos

By Bill Harries | July 16, 2019

Have you ever said to yourself – “I sure wish Bright Computing would create some videos or tutorials that show how to...”. I thought so… wish no more. Bright is in the process of building out a number of demos and tutorials that show users how to do all sorts of administrative and management tasks. In many cases, we show ways to do things in both the Bright View graphical cluster management interface as well as our cluster management shell (aka CMSH). The current list of videos includes:

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"Getting Bright!" - in 2 minutes

By Bill Harries | April 12, 2019

I recognize that most readers of this blog are pretty well versed in the complexities of managing large scale clusters for high performance computing, artificial intelligence, etc.  But it might not be so obvious to your colleagues or others that need to understand why commercial-grade software with enterprise-class support is so critical to efficiently deploying and managing these complex systems.  Or why managing geographically disbursed clusters is so challenging.  Or why understanding who is using the cluster resources and how allocating those resources efficiently is crucial to the ROI of these very large investments in hardware, applications, and data centers. 

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