Kristin Hansen

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SC16 is in the rear view mirror – but the energy and innovation we saw at the conference and expo will “drive” the year to come

By Kristin Hansen | November 30, 2016

Our Bright Computing team has a lot to be thankful for this year – and it all came together at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah a couple of weeks ago. The crowds were amazing – we spoke to hundreds of people at the booth – and they confirmed our understanding of the growing interest in extending the on-premise HPC environment into the cloud. Customers are definitely looking to manage Linux-clustered infrastructure for high performance computing, big data analytics, deep learning, and private cloud.

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SC15 has come and gone – our heads are spinning with the energy from the conference and expo

By Kristin Hansen | December 02, 2015

The Bright Computing team is still reeling from the energy and excitement in the air at  the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (better known as SC15), in Austin, Texas a couple of weeks ago. We talked to more than 350 people at the booth over the course of the event (which had record-breaking attendance of nearly 13,000!) and are convinced that we are on the right track – customers are trying to extend their on-premise HPC environment into the cloud, and manage the HPC environment alongside emerging technologies.

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Why the U.S. National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) Matters

By Kristin Hansen | September 15, 2015

A centerpiece of last week’s IDC HPC User Forum agenda was the Sep 10th morning session dedicated to multiple, expert panel discussions on the U.S. National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI).  The NSCI, created by executive order on July 29th, defines a multi-agency framework for furthering U.S. “economic competitiveness and scientific discovery” through orchestrated advances in high performance computing (HPC).  Pursuing the objectives outlined by the NSCI will -- over the next several years -- have important consequences for HPC users, HPC vendors, and citizens at large.

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Five Key Takeaways from OpenStack Silicon Valley 2015

By Kristin Hansen | September 02, 2015

At last week’s OpenStack Silicon Valley 2015 event, technical and financial luminaries gathered both to review OpenStack’s rapid evolution as platform and to preview the next wave of open source technology – a.k.a. containers!  Kubernetes, Docker, and Magnum were the big buzzwords, with lots of hands going up during the general session when a speaker posed the question, “How many of you expect to deploy containers within the next six to twelve months?” 

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