How to export data from Bright: Taking a look at Prometheus exporter

By Martijn de Vries | April 24, 2020

Even though Bright Cluster Manager provides a fantastic monitoring environment for high performance computing, AI, data science, big data, OpenStack, machine and deep learning environments, it’s important to recognize that a Bright cluster is not an island in an organization's IT infrastructure. Many organizations will have infrastructure-wide monitoring and reporting environments in place, in addition to Bright’s capabilities. We also have to accept that there may be companies that wish to use monitoring tools other than Bright View to see monitoring data.

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How to create Bright clusters in Microsoft Azure and AWS using a cluster on demand Docker container

By Martijn de Vries | April 14, 2020

For the majority of our customers, the usual way of installing a Bright cluster is by downloading the Bright ISO, going through a head node installation, and then PXE booting your compute nodes to allow them to join the cluster.

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High Performance Clusters in the Cloud?

By Bill Harries | April 07, 2020

Now, why would I want to do that? Cloud resources can be expensive; I have to depend on a third party for some of my most important applications; performance may suffer; my data ends up outside my organization…all valid concerns. Which likely explains why most HPC continues to be hosted in-house. But another question is, is it even an option to effectively leverage the cloud for clustered computing? How do I extend my on-premise cluster to cloud servers and still manage them as a single cluster?

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Pushing Monitoring Data into your Bright Cluster

By Martijn de Vries | March 31, 2020

Whether you are a Bright customer, a Bright reseller, or in the process of evaluating Bright, you will be aware that Bright Cluster Manager is great at monitoring your cluster. From the moment that you set up your cluster for the first time, Bright’s monitoring capabilities set to work, providing comprehensive metrics and alerts.

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The WAR against inefficient HPC cluster resource utilization

By Robert Stober | March 27, 2020

To extract the most value from your HPC cluster, you need to ensure that system resources are being properly utilized.  HPC system users are notorious for over-requesting resources for their jobs, resulting in idle or underutilized resources that could otherwise be doing work for other jobs.  While one reason for this can be users hoarding resources to ensure they have what they need, another common reason why users over request resources is that they simply don’t know what resources their jobs will need to complete the job in a specified time.  For administrators to ensure that their precious and expensive cluster resources aren’t being squandered, they need to get actionable details regarding how the resources are being used.  More specifically, they need to know things like which jobs are using which resources, which jobs aren’t using resources that they’ve provisioned and which users are repeatedly hoarding resources unnecessarily, as well as other things.

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Exporting and Importing Bright Objects – See What’s Coming!

By Martijn de Vries | March 24, 2020

Exporting and importing Bright objects is a topic that comes up very often, and we have an exciting enhancement on the horizon that I wanted to tell you about.

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The Bright Support Team – Ensuring the Satisfaction of our Customer Community

By Ken Woods | February 26, 2020

As one of the newer members of the Bright team, I continue to be impressed by the overall level of happiness and satisfaction that emanates from our customer base.

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Bright Computing adds more than 100 customers in 2019

By Bright Staff | February 21, 2020

This week, Bright announced the addition of more than 100 organizations to its client list in 2019. This new clientele list includes companies such as AMD, Caterpillar, Saab, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Samsung, Lockheed Martin, along with 19 government agencies and 28 leading universities.

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Setting the Scene for the Bright Reseller Community – 2020

By Jack Hanna | January 31, 2020

2019 was a great year here at Bright for many reasons, but for me, the highlight was the tremendous business growth that our Reseller community experienced. We have always worked closely with all our partners, and our company values the important role our Reseller partners play. Since I took responsibility for Bright’s reseller business in 2019, I have made it my job to take these relationships to the next level.

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Simula Research Laboratory Chooses Bright Computing to Underpin its Heterogeneous HPC Platform

By Bright Staff | January 29, 2020

Bright just announced that Simula Research Laboratory has chosen Bright Cluster Manager to manage its multi architecture, multi-OS high-performance computing (HPC) environment. Established in 2001, Simula Research Laboratory AS was organized to create knowledge about fundamental scientific challenges that are of genuine value to society. Simula has since established eX³, which has become the previously missing national resource for research on exascale computing in Norway.

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