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Bright Computing adds support for OpenHPC

Today Bright Computing announced it has joined the Linux Foundation and will participate in the OpenHPC Community project. “Many of our HPC customers incorporate both commercial and open source management regimens on clusters based on Intel Xeon Scalable processors,” said Trish Damkroger, Vice President and General Manager, Technical Computing Initiative at Intel Corporation. “By supporting OpenHPC packages in their software, Bright Computing will help enable HPC practitioners assemble the ideal management framework for their needs.”

Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers Power 1.3 Petaflop Supercomputer at University of Southampton

OCF in the UK has deployed a new supercomputer at the University of Southampton. Named Iridis 5, the 1.3 Petaflop system will support research demanding traditional HPC as well as projects requiring large scale deep storage, big data analytics, web platforms for bioinformatics, and AI services. “We’ve had early access to Iridis 5 and it’s substantially bigger and faster than its previous iteration – it’s well ahead of any other in use at any University across the UK for the types of calculations we’re doing.”

Resource Management Across the Private/Public Cloud Divide

This is the final entry in a insideHPC series of features that explores new resource management solutions for workload convergence, such as Bright Cluster Manager by Bright Computing. This article highlights how resource management systems that can manage clusters on-premises or in the cloud greatly simplify cluster management. That way, different tools do not have to be learned for managing a cluster based on whether it is located in the company data center or in the cloud.

HPC System Management: Scheduling to Optimize Infrastructure

Whether the application is floating-point intensive, integer based, uses a lot of memory, has significant I/O requirements, or its widespread use is limited by purchased licenses, a system that assigns the right job to the right server is key to maximizing the computing infrastructure. We continue our insideHPC series of features exploring new resource management solutions for workload convergence, such as Bright Cluster Manager by Bright Computing. This article discusses how scheduling can work to optimize infrastructure and improve HPC system management. 

The 3 Types of Cloud Computing for HPC Systems Management

Three types of clouds have been developed: public clouds, private clouds and hybrid clouds. We continue our insideHPC series of features exploring new resource management solutions for workload convergence, such as Bright Cluster Manager by Bright Computing. This article explores the three types of cloud computing, as well as how cloud computing can work to reduce CAPEX. 

Bright Computing Release 8.1 adds new features for Deep Learning, Kubernetes, and Ceph

Today Bright Computing released version 8.1 of the Bright product portfolio with new capabilities for cluster workload accounting, cloud bursting, OpenStack private clouds, deep learning, AMD accelerators, Kubernetes, Ceph, and a new lightweight daemon for monitoring VMs and non-Bright clustered nodes. “The response to our last major release, 8.0, has been tremendous,” said Martijn de Vries, Chief Technology Officer of Bright Computing. “Version 8.1 adds many new features that our customers have asked for, such as better insight into cluster utilization and performance, cloud bursting, and more flexibility with machine learning package deployment.”

Clusters & Cloud Computing: Speeding up HPC Systems Management

We continue our insideHPC series of features exploring new resource management solutions for workload convergence, such as Bright Cluster Manager by Bright Computing. This article focuses on how clustering servers and utilizing cloud computing can help your enterprise achieve more flexibility and speed — as well as improve HPC systems management.

Successfully Managing Workload Convergence in Your Data Center

Modern enterprises are being challenged to implement new technologies and produce results faster without increasing their IT budgets. This is the first a series of features exploring new resource management solutions for workload convergence, such as Bright Cluster Manager by Bright Computing.

Ace Computers Offers OpenStack Solutions

Today Ace Computers announced four leading-edge OpenStack applications for clusters, servers and workstations. Although the company has been working with top open source application providers for decades—this is the first announcement of an offering portfolio that includes Red Hat, SUSE, Bright Computing and CentOS. “We have the advantage over most of our competitors of decades-long partnerships with many platform developers,” said Ace Computers CEO John Samborski. ” These strong relationships give us access to leading-edge innovations and expertise that allow us to build the best possible solutions for our clients.”

Data Center Workloads: How to Successfully Manage Convergence

Mixing workloads rather than creating separate application domains is key to efficiency and productivity. Specific software is typically needed only in certain phases of product development, leaving systems idle the rest of the time. Download the insideHPC guide that explores how a powerful scheduling and resource management solution — such as Bright Cluster Manager — can slot other workloads into those idle clusters, thereby gaining maximum value from the hardware and software investment, and rewarding IT administrators with satisfied users.