Bright Announces Bright Cluster Manager v9.0 at SC19

By Bright Staff | November 19, 2019

This week at SC19, Bright announced the latest version of their Bright Cluster Manager software for HPC, OpenStack, and Data Science. With 9.0, Bright is offering deeper public cloud integration, detailed Kubernetes reporting, enhanced edge computing features and broader support for mixed architectures. The combination of these innovative updates simplifies building and managing Linux clusters from edge to cloud to core.

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UND Reaffirms its Commitment to Bright Technology

By Dan Kuczkowski | October 10, 2019

Here at Bright, we were delighted to announce, earlier this week, that the University of North Dakota has deployed a host of Bright technology into its supercomputing infrastructure, including Bright Cluster Manager for HPC and Data Science, and Bright OpenStack. 

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The Countdown to 2020 and What Lies Ahead

By Bill Wagner | September 30, 2019

With the start of 2020 only 3 months away, we’re now in the process of building out plans for the year ahead in order to hit the ground running on January 1st. 

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Bright Discovery - Building Dynamic Partnerships

By David Dean | July 30, 2019

Bright has been working collaboratively with one of our valued US Technology Consulting partners based out of the northeast, for a number of years, so it was a real privilege to be invited to give a presentation at their annual Sales Kick-Off, last week. Together, Bright and our consulting partner offer advanced infrastructure management solutions to organizations across North America who are looking to harness the power of their HPC, deep learning, AI, and OpenStack.

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Bright Demo and Tutorial Videos

By Bill Harries | July 16, 2019

Have you ever said to yourself – “I sure wish Bright Computing would create some videos or tutorials that show how to...”. I thought so… wish no more. Bright is in the process of building out a number of demos and tutorials that show users how to do all sorts of administrative and management tasks. In many cases, we show ways to do things in both the Bright View graphical cluster management interface as well as our cluster management shell (aka CMSH). The current list of videos includes:

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Realize the Massive Potential of your AI Infrastructure

By Tim Ranagan | July 03, 2019

With an ever-expanding array of future-focused use-cases and solutions, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has rapidly become an essential business and research tool for enterprise, academic, and government end-users. Organizations everywhere are investing incredible amounts of resources into the development of these solutions, and while these AI capabilities are proving to add significant value to our lives, they are also proving to be some of the most demanding workloads in modern computing history. It should come as no surprise that the high-performance computing (HPC) clusters required to run AI workloads place significant strain on traditional (and in some cases “legacy”) IT infrastructure, as businesses struggle to keep pace with ever-expanding sets of hot and warm data.

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Bright Computing Provides Cluster Management Software to Enable Modernized HPC Infrastructure for NeSI and NIWA

By Bright Staff | June 19, 2019

Earlier this week we announced at ISC that we were part of a co-design partnership with Cray, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA), and the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI), to collaboratively design and build a hybrid HPC and private cloud infrastructure for NeSI and NIWA based on Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack.

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Managing Linux Clusters: Everything old is new again

By Bill Wagner | June 11, 2019

It’s becoming clearer every day that the world is racing towards a state of constant, insatiable need for more and more computing power to make sense of the growing sea of data all around us – and we’ve barely scratched the surface.  Just wait until IoT and machine learning kick into high gear.  Not surprisingly, Linux clusters – in various evolving forms – continue to be the preferred approach for providing the computing horsepower to tackle these jobs, yet Linux clusters are notoriously complex and difficult to manage.  For this reason, Bright Computing commissioned a market survey through Hyperion Research to understand how organizations are grappling with the challenges of Linux clusters in the face of growing demand. 

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Advanced Scale Forum Highlights

By Dan Kuczkowski | May 16, 2019

Last month, Bright had the opportunity to attend the Advanced Scale Forum as a bronze sponsor. As mentioned in an earlier blog post, the Advanced Scale Forum takes a broad look at the current state of the industry, discussing the modern challenges facing enterprise users as they leverage high-performance computing (HPC) to build and scale advanced computing solutions such as AI, Cloud, Containers, Data Analytics and so much more.

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Nor-Tech Integrates Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science into HPC Technology

By Bright Staff | May 13, 2019

Nor-Tech, a leading HPC technology integrator and Bright Premier Reseller has recently announced they are now building computers that are optimized with Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science. Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science provides Nor-tech clients with an intuitive management interface, enabling them to administer data science clusters as a single entity, provisioning the hardware, operating system, big data, and deep learning (DL) software from a single interface. The intuitive Bright management interface monitors virtually every aspect of every node reporting any problems it detects in the software or hardware so that administrators can act on any issue impacting data science cluster performance.

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