Having just returned to my home base in the UK after attending the 2nd running of Supercomputing Asia, where I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with many of Bright’s customers and partners attending the show, I started thinking about how our business got started in the Region.Read More >
Everyone in the computer business knows just how hot the machine learning (ML) space is today. The promise, as well as the demands, being placed on the AI data scientist by their companies, are numerous. For most of these people, their GPU laden computers used to run analysis are viewed as just a tool. Often, each data scientist is provided with their own powerful computer and they don’t want to be burdened with the need to operationalize these computers. Simply put, they just want to run their jobs as quickly as possible.Read More >
The historical thinking behind building and maintaining your own HPC cluster management solution using open source tools goes something like this: “We have smart people that can build this. We have limited capital budget. Commercial cluster management software costs money, but open source tools like xCAT, Rocks, OpenHPC and others are free. If we build a solution ourselves using open source tools, we can use the savings to buy more hardware.”Read More >
High-Performance Computing has undoubtedly changed in the last few years and administrators are frequently tasked with supporting unusual request. Gone are the days of all HPC cluster users being script savvy Computer Scientists who speak BASH as fluently as they do English.Read More >
While the world eagerly awaits the rollout of 5G networks and the exciting new apps for both consumers and businesses that will be made possible via 5G services, enterprises, telcos, hosting providers and others are scrambling to architect and build the computing infrastructure necessary to support the new requirements of these apps. Two key challenges in defining the computing infrastructure for 5G apps are that they will be data/compute intensive and have little tolerance for network latency. The former means that significant computing capacity is needed to deliver the intended experience of the app and the latter means that the compute must be located in relative proximity to the user of the app. The result: A significant build-out of localized compute (predominately Linux servers and clusters) will be required to service the new generation of 5G apps speeding towards us. But where (specifically) will that compute infrastructure reside?Read More >
My last post showed you an easy way to send your suggestions for enhancements or new features to us. Doing that helps us make sure that we’re building the products you really want. Another way you can help make Bright Cluster Manager better is to share your usage statistics with us. Doing this lets us see how you’re using our products, and helps us make decisions about software changes that will help shape future releases.
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Bright Computing sponsored the Oil and Gas High-Performance Computing Conference hosted by Rice University in Houston, TX earlier this week. The Rice Oil and Gas event is the premier meeting place for networking and discussion focused on computing and information technology challenges in the oil and gas industry. It was an excellent event—Rice University sure knows how to put on a show.Read More >