Calling All Dell HPC Administrators


By Darin Spradley | September 01, 2015 | HPC, Dell



I’m pleased to write that the latest version of Bright Computing’s award-winning Bright Cluster Manager 7.1 is packed with new features. Some of the most exciting new features should be very useful to Dell HPC users. At Bright, our developers have been working closely with their Dell counterparts to deliver more functionality and more importantly, ease of use.  


With Dell's newest 13th generation of PowerEdge © servers (aka 13G), Dell has raised the bar on performance and management capabilities. Since Bright understands performance and manageability are critical requirements for HPC environments, we've delivered a host of features that enhance environments built on Dell's latest 13G servers - at no extra cost.

  • Need to upgrade BIOS settings across a cluster of Dell 13G servers? Bright's got it covered
  • Need to update the firmware to the latest and greatest? No problem, easy!
  • Need to capture Dell systems information quickly? A few clicks will get you there
  • Need to view cluster health and alerts on Dell hardware? It's already available

If these are features that appeal to you, get in touch with Bright or your Dell HPC contact for a demonstration. We also invite you to stop by and see Bright Computing in November at SC15 in Austin Texas.

Finally, I would like to draw your attention to another exciting development. Dell has created a number of customer reference architectures or “Blueprints” which are designed to help customers accelerate innovation while lowering the total cost of ownership for the solutions that power their business. Validated Blueprint solutions incorporate best-in-class building blocks from Dell and Dell partners, including data center infrastructure and end-point devices, IT management software and industry-leading applications.

Here is Dell's Blueprint for HPC, with a section on Bright Computing and our aforementioned Dell integrations (See page 5 of the PDF):
Dell HPC General Computing – Configuration and Supported Architecture with Dell PowerEdge 13th Generation Servers.

To find out more about how Bright works with Dell, please get in touch

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