Alison Kennedy to Chair UK HPC & Big Data Conference

By Guest Contributor | January 18, 2018

This blog post has been written by Govnet Events, the organisers of UK HPC & Big Data conference.

Alison Kennedy is the Director of the STFC Hartree Centre, based at the UK’s Science and Facilities Council’s National Laboratory. The STFC’s Hartree Centre is a high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics research facility which was founded by the government in collaboration with IBM, leaders of information technology.

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What does the HPC & Big Data conference entail?

By Guest Contributor | January 12, 2018

This blog post has been written by Govnet Events, the organisers of UK HPC & Big Data conference.


Delivered by the UK's leading speakers within the technology sector, the HPC & Big Data conference presents a tightly packed agenda exploring the key areas of computational research throughout the public and private sector.

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Technical Training Videos on OpenStack and Big Data to Help You Learn in a Bright Way

By Yelena Jetpyspayeva | April 21, 2017

If you are a system administrator, an engineer, or a developer working with cluster and cloud infrastructure in general, these videos are designed for you.

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Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting – A Week Well Spent

By Jack Hanna | March 29, 2017

Bright Computing’s partner team dedicated to Dell traveled to Austin this week to take part in the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting.

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SGI and Bright Showcase their Collaboration at the Met Office, at UK HPC event

By Lee Carter | February 02, 2017

I had the pleasure of attending the UK HPC & Big Data event, organised by GovNet, yesterday in London.

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HPDA and Deep Learning to Lead to Growth in HPC Market

By Lionel Gibbons | January 31, 2017

According to a recent IDC annual market report, discussed in HPCwire, new big data demands from high performance data analytics and deep learning are likely to drive future growth in the HPC market. Here are the details from that report.

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Demo: Managing Spark

By Lionel Gibbons | December 21, 2016

There's more to big data than Hadoop. If your plans call for high performance data crunching, you may be thinking of deploying Apache Spark, but setting up and running a Spark cluster can be challenging. Bright Cluster Manager makes it easy by giving you a comprehensive solution for deploying, monitoring, and managing Spark. 

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Demo: Managing Hadoop

By Lionel Gibbons | December 15, 2016

Deploying and managing a Hadoop cluster can be challenging. Bright Cluster Manager can ease the pain by giving you the deployment, monitoring, and management solution every Hadoop administrator wishes for.

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Dark Data, BigQuery, and Ransomware!

By Ray Burgemeestre | September 26, 2016

Dark Data, BigQuery, Ransomware and Pie Charts are some of the terms that were discussed at the BigDataExpo 2016 conference I attended last week. This is a free conference held at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht conference center near Amsterdam in the Netherlands, which drew a few thousand visitors who came to see presentations delivered in English, Dutch or even both sometimes! As the event’s tagline -- "Develop your Big Data strategy" -- suggests, the conference was targeted more towards business people and less towards developers.

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