Dell EMC and Bright Computing : A Deep Partnership for Deep Learning


By Lionel Gibbons | August 10, 2018 | data science




You’ve heard the old saying that two heads are better than one. Well, it’s true, and Bright Computing has a long history of putting its head together with Dell EMC to build solutions you can really use.

Bright Computing and Dell EMC have a long history of providing compute solutions to our customers. It all started with high-performance computing (HPC), and we have been delivering state of the art HPC solutions all around the globe for many years now.

At the beginning of 2011, Bright Cluster Manager was already being used to manage more than 50 Dell HPC installations worldwide, including three TOP500 supercomputing systems, when Dell added Bright software to it’s HPC product portfolio. The partnership has grown over the years, as customers depended on Dell EMC and Bright products to build solutions for life sciences, manufacturing, research and more. We strive to ensure that our products work well together so that our customers will have the best experience as they build, deploy, and operate IT infrastructure projects.

More than HPC

Over the years our partnership has grown, adapting to customer needs as various technologies developed. Most recently, the two companies have worked together to solve a problem for customers that need to create artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. The demand AI-based solutions has driven a proliferation of software and hardware tools aimed at developers. This rapid proliferation has done a great job of fulfilling the needs of developers all some areas, but it has also led to a lot of confusion.

In fact, many tasked with building an infrastructure for their machine learning developers and data scientists are facing the paralyzing problem of too many choices. Which hardware is best? Which deep learning framework is best suited to the problem at hand? Which machine learning library will provide the tools our developers need to be efficient?

Sound familiar? If so, you may be experiencing what American psychologist Barry Schwartz called, the paradox of choice.

A Partnership to Resolve the Paradox

The latest manifestation of the Dell EMC / Bright Computing partnership is designed to accelerate the adoption of AI. The Dell EMC Ready Solution for AI: Deep Learning with NVIDIA is built around the Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, NVIDIA Tesla Tensor Core GPUs, and managed by Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science.

The solution is designed to resolve the paradox for you. It supports all phases of the deep learning process and incorporates the hardware, software, and tools you need to build a robust, reliable infrastructure for developing deep learning projects.

Making Deep Learning Easy

More than just a bundle of world-class machine learning hardware and software, the Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI are designed to make your life easier. If you're in IT, Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science makes it easy for you to build and manage the infrastructure. If you're a data scientist, the Dell EMC Data Scientist Portal simplifies your life allowing model implementation, training, and inference tests to be run in Jupyter Notebook or directly from the Linux terminal.

The Partnership Continues to Serve Customer Needs

As you’ve seen, the Dell EMC / Bright Computing partnership has been bringing much-needed solutions to our customers for many years, and we expect it to continue doing so for many more years to come.

So if you need to build a deep learning environment for your organization, I suggest that you take a look at the Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI. You may just find that our partnership has got you covered.