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The Convergence of HPC and AI

In this special guest feature, Bill Wagner from Bright Computing writes that the convergence of HPC & AI presents new challenges for containers, job scheduling, and system management. “But here’s the rub … traditional HPC applications run under the jurisdiction of an HPC workload manager like Slurm or PBS Pro, whereas machine learning applications are primarily run in containers under the jurisdiction of a container orchestration system, such as Kubernetes.”

Exploring Bright Cluster Manager on NVIDIA DGX Systems

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming an essential business and research tool, providing valuable new insights into corporate data and delivering those insights with high velocity and accuracy. While these AI capabilities add significant value to our lives, they are the most demanding workloads in modern computing history. Download the new report from Bright Computing to explore how NVIDIA DGX and Bright Cluster Manager are designed to deliver more of what AI infrastructure users need. 

Realize the Massive Potential of Your AI Infrastructure with Bright Computing and NVIDIA

“As organizations continue to leverage GPUs for HPC applications and also host AI workloads on existing HPC clusters, a growing trend is to add DGX servers to these clusters alongside traditional CPU-based Linux servers. Because Bright Cluster Manager is platform independent, combining DGX servers with servers from another vendor is easy and seamless, resulting in a single unified cluster that Bright can centrally manage and monitor.”

Realize the Massive Potential of Your AI Infrastructure with Bright Computing and NVIDIA

This white paper from Bright and NVIDIA highlights how NVIDIA DGX Servers managed by Bright Cluster Manager provide the enhanced technology and support for today’s most demanding AI workloads. This new solution delivers the perfect balance of increased concurrency for handling data science workloads, the massive compute requirements associated with those workloads, and the seamless management of all resources across the HPC cluster.

Bright Computing Streamlines HPC Environment for NeSI and NIWA

Today Bright Computing announced that the company’s cluster management software enables modernized HPC infrastructure for New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA). “Armed with deep infrastructure knowledge and systems integration experience, Bright was part of a co-design partnership with Cray, NIWA and NeSI working collaborative to design and build a hybrid HPC and private cloud infrastructure based on Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack.”

Best Practices for Building, Deploying & Managing HPC Clusters

In today’s markets, a successful HPC cluster can be a formidable competitive advantage. And many are turning to these tools to stay competitive in the HPC market. That said, these systems are inherently very complex, and have to be built, deployed and managed properly to realize their full potential. A new report from Bright Computing explore best practices for HPC clusters. 

Five Essential Strategies for Successful HPC Clusters

Successful HPC clusters are powerful assets for an organization. However, these systems are complex and must be built and managed properly to realize their potential. If not done properly, your ability to meet implementation deadlines, quickly identify and resolve problems, perform updates and maintenance, accommodate new application requirements and adopt strategic new technologies will be jeopardized. Download the new white paper from Bright Computing that explores key strategies for HPC clusters.

Bright Cluster Manager Prepares for Exascale at SC18


Bright’s exascale-capable version of Bright Cluster Manager is designed to support 100,000+ nodes. The company began delivering enhancements towards exascale in 2016 with features such as dedicated provisioning nodes, and a new monitoring subsystem designed for extreme scale. Current development work includes dedicated monitoring nodes, hierarchical object rendering in the Bright UI, optimized API communication patterns, and exascale simulation testing.”

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.”