SC19 – That’s a Wrap!


By Bright Staff | November 26, 2019 |



Thanks for joining us at SC in Denver this week! The booth was buzzing with visitors receiving presentations and demos from our tech team; the annual Beers on Bright was a roaring success; we were delighted to collaborate with NVIDIA at our booth for a demo and drinks party; we gave away countless tees, and had many memorable conversations. There is so much energy in the HPC industry right now, and we feel privileged to be at the center of the excitement. We are also thankful to AWS, Dell, and Suse, for inviting us to present at their booth. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see our SC19 photo album!

Here is a quick recap of our activities at SC19:

Bright 9.0 and Easy8 Announcements

We were thrilled to share our two latest announcements with the HPC technology world at SC19−the latest version update for Bright Cluster Manager and our new Easy8 program. With these announcements, Bright is setting the stage for high-performance Linux clusters to become the cornerstone of corporate data centers. Bright enables organizations to quickly build and manage the infrastructure necessary for the new generation of compute-intensive applications that are making their way into the data center. Click here to view these announcements.

At SC, we also unveiled Bright's BEACON user community, an online forum where Bright users can access Bright Knowledge Base articles, links to training, and ask questions to other Bright users as they come up to speed on deploying and managing Bright clusters. Learn more about BEACON here.

Bright Demo Sessions

Throughout the week, our team hosted dozens of technical demos in our booth. These demos were designed to provide deeper insight into Bright technology and facilitate continued conversation about how Bright’s product portfolio could provide key solutions for those interested in developing their own clustered infrastructure. Here is a list of the demos we shared:

  • Bright Cluster Manager 9.0 features
  • Bright Auto-scaling Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
  • Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science, Featuring Jupyter Hub
  • Workload Accounting and Reporting
  • NVIDIA Jetson, NVIDIA ARM, and DGX Workstation

Bright Presentation Sessions

We did things a little different this year! This time around, we dedicated individual “pods” as presentation stations, which offered booth attendees a one-on-one environment to hear about all things Bright. And we are proud to say it was a huge success! These presentation stations offered the perfect setting for booth attendees to learn more about Bright’s product portfolio and ask questions throughout the interactive dialog. Here’s a list of presentations we shared at our booth:

  • Bright Cluster Manager 9.0 overview
  • Edge computing
  • HPC + AI convergence
  • OpenStack and private clouds
  • Machine learning and data science
  • Bright for DGX
  • HPC as a Service

As always, Bright took every opportunity to mix in a little bit of fun each day of the conference. Again, this year, we held our annual Beers on Bright event at Henry’s Tavern. We want to thank all of those who made it out to the event! We had a delightful time sharing the evening with customers, partners, and industry friends.

New this year, we partnered with NVIDIA, showcasing NVIDIA Jetson, ARM, and DGX solutions featuring Bright technology integrations. On Wednesday at the conference, we invited NVIDIA to present alongside Bright at our booth for our inaugural Demos and Drinks event. It was a wonderful celebration of our partnership, and we are grateful to all those who joined us.

We had a great time in Denver this year. SC is certainly the best place to network with anyone who is anyone in the HPC space. If you have any questions about our recent announcements or would like to learn more about our solution portfolio, please reach out to us directly at

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta next year!

Visit our SC20 page, here.