Bright Joins Dell EMC at Rice Oil & Gas and GTC


By Lori Martin | April 09, 2019 | Bright Cluster Manager, Bright Computing, Dell EMC



It was a great privilege for Bright to be an invited guest of Dell EMC at two recent industry events.

In early March, we joined Dell EMC at their booth at the 2019 Oil and Gas High-Performance Computing (HPC) Conference in Houston. The event, hosted annually at Rice University, is a great meeting place for networking and discussion focused on computing and information technology challenges in the oil and gas industry. For Bright, this was also an excellent opportunity to network with our technology partners; rubbing shoulders with the likes of Altair, ARM, AWS, Mellanox, Microsoft, Penguin, Suse, Univa, and WekaIO.

Later in March, we were Dell EMC guests once again; this time at GTC in Silicon Valley. Each year GTC goes from strength to strength. The show floor is packed, the booths are buzzing, and the mix of end users and partners is just right.

At the Dell EMC booth, we talked to visitors about the Dell EMC Ready Bundles. Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science is an integral part of Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI, Machine and Deep Learning, and together we enable data scientists to accelerate the adoption of machine learning. The booth was full of interested folk, and both the Dell and Bright team enjoyed a busy few days of demos.

At GTC there were many Bright technology partners to network with, including AWS, Microsoft, Mellanox, Univa, Penguin, and WekaIO. It was also great to see so many of our North American Premier Partners out in force. A big shout out to Ace Computers, AMAX, Exxact, and Silicon Mechanics!

Many conversations at GTC centered around the recent NVIDIA acquisition of Mellanox. At Bright, we see this acquisition as positive news as it means that NVIDIA is showing their commitment to the HPC industry and is transforming into a data center company. We were also really excited when NVIDIA CEO, Jensen Huang, commented that “Future data centers of all kinds will be built like high-performance computers.” This message from Huang is strongly aligned with Bright’s vision for the HPC industry, and if we’re both right, it’s going to be an incredibly exciting ride for the next few years!