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Multiple Workload Management Systems - And Bright

By Martijn de Vries | June 17, 2020

Bright Cluster Manager has always integrated with workload management systems. And, system administrators control many aspects of their workload management system from Bright Cluster Manager’s management interface, Bright View. 

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Bright Cluster Manager 9.0 - Job Data, Jobs, and Project Managers

By Martijn de Vries | May 21, 2020

In recent weeks, I’ve been blogging about some of the cool new features in Bright Cluster Manager 9.0, to share an insight into the depth and breadth of the latest version of our technology.

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Exciting New cmjob Features in Bright Cluster Manager 9.0

By Martijn de Vries | May 14, 2020

Typically, when an organization extends an on-premises cluster into Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure, there isn’t the same storage mounted on-premises as there is in the cloud. If you have a very fast connection and if you would mount your on-premises storage on your cloud nodes, there wouldn’t be a problem, as all data would be available both on-premises and in the cloud. However, if you don't have a fast link, the input data for a job would need to be moved to the cloud, and the output data would eventually need to come back to the on-prem cluster. 

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How to export data from Bright: Taking a look at Prometheus exporter

By Martijn de Vries | April 24, 2020

Even though Bright Cluster Manager provides a fantastic monitoring environment for high performance computing, AI, data science, big data, OpenStack, machine and deep learning environments, it’s important to recognize that a Bright cluster is not an island in an organization's IT infrastructure. Many organizations will have infrastructure-wide monitoring and reporting environments in place, in addition to Bright’s capabilities. We also have to accept that there may be companies that wish to use monitoring tools other than Bright View to see monitoring data.

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How to create Bright clusters in Microsoft Azure and AWS using a cluster on demand Docker container

By Martijn de Vries | April 14, 2020

For the majority of our customers, the usual way of installing a Bright cluster is by downloading the Bright ISO, going through a head node installation, and then PXE booting your compute nodes to allow them to join the cluster.

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Pushing Monitoring Data into your Bright Cluster

By Martijn de Vries | March 31, 2020

Whether you are a Bright customer, a Bright reseller, or in the process of evaluating Bright, you will be aware that Bright Cluster Manager is great at monitoring your cluster. From the moment that you set up your cluster for the first time, Bright’s monitoring capabilities set to work, providing comprehensive metrics and alerts.

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Exporting and Importing Bright Objects – See What’s Coming!

By Martijn de Vries | March 24, 2020

Exporting and importing Bright objects is a topic that comes up very often, and we have an exciting enhancement on the horizon that I wanted to tell you about.

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Job-based metrics help users visualize information on what is most important to them

By Martijn de Vries | February 22, 2016

Most HPC users conduct device-centered monitoring to keep track of the health of their cluster nodes. They select the device in question and a metric they are interested in, and can then see the results over time depicted with a chart or graph, say for example the temperature of the CPU for node 5 of a cluster.

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Bright Enhances Integration with Puppet in Bright Cluster Manager Version 7.2

By Martijn de Vries | January 27, 2016

One of the many exciting updates in Bright Cluster Manager version 7.2 is the enhancement to the software’s integration with Puppet. The integration is a major advancement in Bright Cluster Manager’s ability to simplify the deployment of nodes when administrators, for example, want to configure each node differently, as can be useful when hosting generic, non-HPC applications on a cluster.

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Heartbleed Update

By Martijn de Vries | April 15, 2014

You’ve probably heard about the recently discovered OpenSSL vulnerability called the

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