Bright Signs Up for Silver Sponsorship at Cray User Group


By Bright Staff | May 16, 2018 11:59:26 PM |



Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bright Computing, a global leader in cluster and cloud infrastructure automation software, today announced that it will exhibit at the Cray User Group (CUG), taking place at the PDC Center for High Performance Computing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, from 20-24 May 2018.

This year, "Visionary Computing" is the theme of CUG 2018, with a conference agenda that looks at the many industry challenges that need visionary approaches to push boundaries and infrastructure, to enable visionary research. 

The PDC Center for High Performance Computing, which is hosting CUG 2018, is a prime Swedish HPC provider. PDC was established in 1990 and has a long tradition of providing the largest Swedish supercomputing resources for research. PDC’s current flagship system is a 2 petaflops Cray XC40, Beskow, which is the largest academic system in the Nordic countries. As a national HPC centre, PDC supports a wide variety of Swedish and European researchers and also engages in industrial collaborations.

At the event, Bright Computing will showcase its industry-leading cluster management technology that overarches 600+ HPC environments around the world. Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science, Bright's latest addition to its product portfolio, will also be on display, providing everything an organisation needs to accelerate data science projects.  

At CUG, Bright will deliver two presentations:

Monday, 4.40pm – Birds of a Feather 3C
Scalable Accounting & Reporting for Compute Jobs
Michele Bertasi, TPSI Team Leader at Bright Computing

In this session Michele will describe the workings of an accounting and reporting engine that is included in the latest version of Bright Cluster Manager. HPC system administrators can use this to answer questions such as "Which users typically allocate resources that they don't use effectively?" or "How much power was consumed for running jobs of type X by user Y?". In particular, Michele will address how the system can scale to large numbers of nodes & jobs, and how the use of the PromQL query language provides flexibility in terms of report generation.

Wednesday, 9:50am – Lightning Presentation
Making a Large Investment in HPC? Think Bright
John Corne. Senior PreSales Engineer at Bright Computing

John Corne will explain how Bright’s integration with Cray’s CS series of cluster supercomputers gives organizations the ability to create an agile clustered infrastructure ready to tackle the demands of compute- and data-intensive workloads.  John will unveil the latest features in Bright Cluster Manager, including Workload Accounting and Reporting which shows how effectively resources are being used, providing vital information to ensure maximum return on your HPC investment.

To arrange a meeting with Bright at the event please email