Gearing Up for the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting


By Grant Gustafson | March 12, 2018 | Dell EMC, HPC Community Meeting



The Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting that takes place in Austin each March is a permanent fixture in the Bright calendar, but this year will be my first. In my new role as Director of Dell Sales at Bright Computing, I very much look forward to networking with the Dell community; both Dell staff and customers alike.

This is a worldwide technical forum that fosters the exchange of ideas among researchers, computer scientists, technologists, and engineers and promotes the advancement of innovative, powerful HPC solutions. Dell EMC customers, staff, and partners are invited to become members and to attend this exclusive workshop featuring insightful keynote presentations by HPC experts, as well as valuable technical sessions and discussions.

Bright and Dell EMC enjoy a longstanding partnership, fueled by hundreds of joint customers that benefit from Dell EMC/Bright HPC solutions. And, with so much momentum around Dell EMC Ready Bundles for AI, Machine and Deep Learning, Dell and Bright are generating a new wave of interest from customers as they explore and move into the AI space. Bright provides a comprehensive collection of machine and deep learning frameworks, libraries and tools that enable complex analytics and AI workloads on Dell EMC HPC systems. Together, Bright and Dell EMC are making AI accessible to all customers; no matter the size or geographic location. 

So, it’s set to be a great - if busy - few days. Taking place March 19-22 at the Westin at the Domain, in Austin, the agenda is compelling. I’m pleased to say that two Bright customers will be presenting at the event.

First up, we have Sambit Bhattacharya from Fayetteville State University, who will present his latest AI research that is underpinned by Dell and Bright. Bright has enabled the University to deploy complete clusters over bare metal and manage them effectively. Bright manages the hardware, operating system, HPC software, and its users so that Fayetteville system administrators are able to get clusters up and running quickly, and keep them running reliably throughout their lifecycle. You can read more about the project, here.

Also on the agenda is Kevin Shinpaugh from Virginia Tech. The Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, BI scientists use Bright to achieve optimal results with their Hybrid-Architecture HPC resources. According to Kevin, “Bright Cluster Manager plays an essential role in our success serving our customers. With Bright, we deliver reliable compute services rapidly, with minimal disruption. This allows us to keep our operating expenses at a minimum.” we look forward to seeing him on stage at the Community Meeting.  

Bright is a bronze level sponsor at the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting. You can get more information on the event, and register here To book a meeting with Bright at the event, please contact me. I hope to see you there!