Introducing Easy8 


Full-featured Bright Cluster Management software for clusters of up to 8 nodes – FREE OF CHARGE

What is it? 

Bright Computing’s market-leading, commercially-developed software is free for clusters up to 8 non-accelerated nodes, allowing organizations to reap the benefits of a mature commercial cluster management system at no charge. We believe that when organizations are liberated from the challenges of building and maintaining clustered infrastructure, they can serve their users better, innovate faster, and outmaneuver their competition.

Easy8 is ideal for small clusters. If you wish to evaluate Bright Cluster Manager for a larger project, evaluation licenses are available that include proof of concept and full customer support. If you would like to receive an evaluation license, please contact


Bright Cluster Manager
Paid Subscription

No charge

Cluster Size



Supported Operating Systems

Red Hat Linux



Scientific Linux





Software updates


Installation support


Cluster configuration support


Integration of cluster in site infrastructure 


BEACON online community forum

Professional Services

Access to Bright engineers via paid services



Online training (free)


How do I get it?

First, you will need an account on our customer portal.  If you don’t already have an account, you can create an account here. If you already have a customer account, go to our Easy8 download page.

How do I get help?

Easy8 users will be able to access Bright's BEACON user community in lieu of commercial support. BEACON is an online community where Bright users can access Bright Knowledge Base articles, links to training, and ask questions to other Bright users as they come up to speed on deploying and managing Bright clusters.

To join the community, simply go here and create a customer account. With your login credentials, you will be able to access BEACON and join other Bright users in sharing the wealth of information accumulated over 10 years and thousands of deployments worldwide.

Why is Bright doing it?

The stage is set for high-performance Linux clusters to become the cornerstone of corporate datacenters, well beyond their origins for modeling & simulation applications in the high-performance computing market.  Artificial intelligence and data analytics applications require Linux clusters, private clouds require Linux clusters, container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes require Linux clusters, collections of distributed edge computing servers are effectively a Linux cluster, and so on. 

Linux clusters are inherently complex to build, troubleshoot, and maintain with hundreds to thousands of discrete compute, storage, and networking elements that must all work in unison.  Building a cluster management system using a collection of open-source tools and home-grown scripts take time and effort, requires experienced staff, requires on-going maintenance, slows innovation, reduces IT agility, and adds zero strategic value to your business.