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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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Bright’s Plans for CIUK, and Our Collaboration with Intel on the 2020 Cluster Challenge

By Lee Carter | November 25, 2020

You won’t be surprised to hear that CIUK 2020 will be a virtual event this year. This marks CIUK’s 31st year, and it will be the first ever online event for the team. Rather fittingly, the theme of the 2020 event will be “computing in a virtual world”, looking at how approaches to research and working practices have changed during the pandemic. 

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New Supercomputer “Ookami” Installed at Stony Brook, Underpinned By Bright

By Lee Carter | November 13, 2020

I was thrilled to read in the news today, that the Ookami computer at Stony Brook University has been launched and is now available to researchers nationwide as a testbed for exciting new high-performance computing technology. 

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It all started in Tokyo - Bright's growing business in Asia

By Lee Carter | March 26, 2019

Having just returned to my home base in the UK after attending the 2nd running of Supercomputing Asia, where I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with many of Bright’s customers and partners attending the show, I started thinking about how our business got started in the Region.   

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CHPC – Did Bright Deliver on its Promise?

By Lee Carter | July 06, 2017

CHPC has been a Bright customer since 2015. We first wrote about CHPC shortly after the South Africa-based research organization had chosen Bright Cluster Manager to manage the infrastructure of its supercomputer facility, and since that time, our two companies have built a strong and dynamic relationship.

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Bright, Dell and NVIDIA Delve into Deep Learning

By Lee Carter | July 03, 2017

With Deep Learning experiencing unprecedented momentum in the HPC market, I find it exciting that Bright’s development team is focusing in on this area, and is involved in cutting edge Deep Learning innovation.

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SGI and Bright Showcase their Collaboration at the Met Office, at UK HPC event

By Lee Carter | February 02, 2017

I had the pleasure of attending the UK HPC & Big Data event, organised by GovNet, yesterday in London.

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Bright Gets Cool

By Lee Carter | August 18, 2016

There were many fruitful conversations with partners, customers and prospects at ISC and Ter@tec during June; both were excellent networking events.

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Giving French Customers a More Resilient Platform that Scales

By Lee Carter | June 28, 2016

EURO/CFD provides industrial corporations with an option to outsource numerical studies. As a result, the requirement for EURO/CFD to have a cutting edge HPC infrastructure is paramount.

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How to Achieve Elastic High Performance Computing in the Cloud: A Case Study

By Lee Carter | April 11, 2016

When your HPC hardware is getting old and starts to fail, and when your team begins to have trouble replacing hard drives, and when costly problems start to arise with your power units; what do you do?

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