Only One Day Left to Nominate Bright in HPCwire's Readers Choice Awards!

By Lionel Gibbons | August 21, 2014

Nominations are about to close for HPCwire's 2014 Readers Choice Awards. We'd love to have your support, so if you agree that Bright Cluster Manager makes easy work out of provisioning, operating, monitoring, managing, and scaling HPC clusters, please head over to the nomination page and name Bright Computing in the Best HPC Software Product or Technology category.

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A Unified Management Solution for HPC and Hadoop

By Bright Staff | July 10, 2014

Recently, Bright Computing CTO Martijn de Vries presented a session entitled A Unified Management Solution for HPC and Hadoop at the ISC 2014 Conference in Leipzig, Germany.

His talk covered some of the many benefits that using an enterprise-grade cluster manager can bring to administrators of HPC and Hadoop clusters. From automated health checks to node provisioning at the push of a button, there’s a lot to gain by using the right tool for the job.

In case you missed the event, you can download the slides for Martijn's presentation HERE. We hope you find it helpful.

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Bright Cluster Manager 7 is Shipping!

By Lionel Gibbons | March 26, 2014

Last week we announced a new version of Bright Cluster Manager (version 7) and we're pleased to tell you that as of today, Bright Cluster Manager 7 is shipping!

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Use Intel’s 20-Step Process to Choose a Management Solution for Your Cluster

By Ian Lumb | February 06, 2014

20 criteria to identify your solution for cluster management? Absolutely!

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Managing the Impact of Interactive Use, Part 2: Interactive Workloads via Bright

By Ian Lumb | October 16, 2013

Because the impact of unmanaged interactive sessions can be significant,[1] the concept of login nodes in Bright Cluster Manager was introduced in Part 1 of this series.[2] Although login nodes address many considerations relating to interactive use, they are designed to do so in a limited way. For example, in Part 1, the following consideration was outlined (emphasis added here):

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Managing the Impact of Interactive Use, Part 1: Introducing Login Nodes via Bright

By Ian Lumb | September 25, 2013

Whether it’s force of habit, or from actual need, users of HPC environments crave interactivity. Because the impact of unmanaged interactive sessions can be significant, there exists the potential for concern. Is it possible to meet users’ need for interactivity while managing the potential for impact? In this first part of a two-part series on managing interactive impact, attention focuses on the introduction of login nodes to a cluster managed by Bright Cluster Manager. The second part in this series will focus on use of workload managers as a complementary means for managing the interactive impact on the compute nodes of a cluster.

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Executing Custom Shell Commands through Bright Cluster Manager

By Ian Lumb | July 23, 2013

Bright Cluster Manager includes an interactive shell known as CMSH. Owing to personal preference, or the task at hand, Bright admins might choose the Command-Line Interface (CLI) for cluster management rather than the Bright GUI.

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How to create an x509 certificate based on the read-only authorization profile

By Robert Stober | October 15, 2012

Bright Cluster Manager takes away the complexity of managing Linux clusters. One such example is how using Bright's intuitve CMGUI you can easily provide read-only access to the cluster. This article shows how to create an x509 certificate based on the read-only authorization profile in five fast and easy steps.

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Four Quick Steps to Add PDUs Your HPC Cluster - with Bright

By Robert Stober | September 14, 2012

Bright Cluster Manager makes so many tasks fast and easy, so that you can move on to more important priorities. Let's look at managing Power Distribution Units (PDUs).

Bright Cluster Manager enables you to easily manage all the components of your HPC cluster, including PDUs. Adding a PDU is one of the first things you'll want to do after you complete the initial head node installation. Once added, you'll be able to monitor and manage the PDU through Bright. This article shows how to add a PDU using the Bright CMGUI.

Let's get started.

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