Containers & HPC

By Ray Burgemeestre | August 08, 2019

The benefits of containerization are pretty clear these days: achieving process isolation, avoiding dependency hell, and having the same environment locally as in production. This blog post gives an overview of some of the containerization solutions available today.

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Easily Manage a Diverse Set of Workloads with Bright Cluster Manager

By David Dean | March 12, 2019

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.

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Learn How to Run Nvidia NGC Deep Learning Containers On Your Bright Cluster

By Robert Stober | October 30, 2018

If you’re working in deep learning using NVIDIA GPUs, you may have heard about the NVIDIA GPU Cloud or NGC for short. NGC provides pre-integrated GPU-accelerated containers that you can use power your own AI projects. 

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Containerization vs. Virtualization – Start Time and Setup Orchestration

By Piotr Wachowicz | June 10, 2016

Our 9-part blog smackdown between containerization and virtualization continues today with a look at two topics: start time and setup orchestration.

For new readers, we are deep into our “wrestling match” – a friendly contest between Taras Shapovalov, (team container) Piotr Wachowicz (team VM). The battle royal includes:

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Containerization vs. Virtualization – More on Overhead

By Piotr Wachowicz | June 01, 2016

Continuing our 8-part blog smackdown between containerization and virtualization, today we are going to dive deeper into overhead. We’ll discuss how much virtual machine (VM) overhead can be reduced with the right know-how and tools and how that matches up with containerization overhead.

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Containerization vs. Virtualization – Image size and Overhead

By Piotr Wachowicz | May 19, 2016

Containers are the hot topic at many if not most of the IT conferences I have attended recently. Containerization has definitely invaded the territory of virtualization, with many saying that containerization wins in a beat down. Does industry even need VMs anymore?

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Our Latest Vodcast Highlights the Enhancements to Bright Cluster Manager for HPC in Version 7.2

By Lionel Gibbons | April 22, 2016

In our latest vodcast, we review three significant improvements in Bright Cluster Manager for HPC in 7.2 – job-based metrics, support for containers with Docker and Kubernetes, and enhanced Puppet integration.

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