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Primeur live 2019-11-21

Exascale

NCI a founding member of Intel-Lenovo Project Everyscale  ...

Focus on Europe

ADVA and PSNC showcase 1200G channel transmission at SC19 ...

200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate Eni supercomputing platform, to become world's most powerful industrial supercomputer ...

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, a EuroHPC supercomputing site, selected Mellanox 200G HDR InfiniBand to accelerate their new research infrastructure ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center takes one of top spots in the IO500's "10-Node Challenge" at SC19 ...

Middleware

Univa announces advanced workload management for NVIDIA GPUs on Arm-based systems ...

Bright Computing makes award winning Bright Cluster Manager software free for clusters up to 8 nodes ...

NVIDIA launches Magnum IO software suite to help eliminate data bottlenecks for data scientists and AI, HPC researchers ...

Hardware

San Diego Supercomputer Center supersizes advanced storage with Qumulo for its data-intensive infrastructure ...

Liqid and Western Digital collaborate to deliver fully managed NVMe-oF open composable platform for shared accelerated storage ...

Liqid showcases software disaggregation for converged servers ...

TYAN showcases HPC, AI and storage server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors at SC19 ...

Beijing Meteorological Service selects 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate new supercomputing platform ...

TMGcore unveils groundbreaking data centre platform at Supercomputing 2019 ...

Argonne National Laboratory deploys Cerebras CS-1, the world's fastest Artificial Intelligence computer ...

KAUST installs Cray CS-Storm 500NX supercomputer to drive strategic AI initiative ...

NVIDIA and tech leaders team to build GPU-accelerated Arm servers for new era of diverse HPC architectures ...

Penguin Computing to deliver Magma supercomputer, one of the first Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Series processor-based servers for AI and HPC ...

Penguin Computing upgrades Corona with latest AMD Radeon Instinct GPU technology for enhanced ML and AI capabilities ...

San Diego Supercomputer Center selects Dell Technologies to power "Expanse" system ...

Supermicro collaborates with Intel to deliver large scale distributed training AI systems ...

Inspur showcases new liquid cooling HPC system with natural circulation evaporative cooling technology at SC19 ...

HDR InfiniBand selected by Meteo France to accelerate two new large scale supercomputers ...

Pavilion to provide NVMe-Over-Fabrics storage for SCinet'19 high performance computing (HPC) simulations ...

Applications

Registration for ASC20 Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

TOP500

CSC's Puhti ranked 232 on the latest supercomputer TOP500 list  ...

NCI supercomputer climbs TOP500 rankings  ...

The Cloud

2019 demand for Rescale-managed Cloud HPC exceeds all previous years combined ...

The Kinetica Active Analytics Platform and RAPIDS now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to accelerate predictive data analytics performance ...

NVIDIA announces scalable GPU-accelerated supercomputer in the Microsoft Azure Cloud ...

Company news

ScaleMP to showcase SMP supremacy and composable computing innovations at SC19 ...

Qumulo demonstrates unified file storage at SC'19 that reduces administrative burden while consolidating HPC workloads ...

Dell Technologies introduces new solutions to advance high performance computing and AI innovation  ...

Supermicro delivers industry-leading portfolio of advanced HPC systems at SC19 ...

WekaIO unveils WIN, a global partner programme ...

Bright Computing makes award winning Bright Cluster Manager software free for clusters up to 8 nodes


19 Nov 2019 Denver - At SC19, Bright Computing, a global expert in cluster and Cloud infrastructure automation software, has launched "Easy8", a programme designed to put their award-winning Bright Cluster Manager software in the hands of every organisation working with high-performance Linux clusters. Easy8 offers the full-featured Bright Cluster Manager software for up to 8 nodes at no charge and is available immediately from the Bright Computing website.

Bright also launched its new "BEACON" user community, which is designed to provide Bright customers and Easy8 users with a free forum where they can access technical content, share experiences, ask/answer questions, exchange ideas, and suggest product enhancements. With Easy8 and BEACON, Bright Computing has set the stage for high-performance Linux clusters to become the cornerstone of corporate data centres by enabling organisations to quickly build and manage the infrastructure necessary for the new generation of compute-intensive applications that are making their way into the data centre.

"Whether you are experienced or new to Linux clusters, the reality is that they are inherently complex to build, troubleshoot, and maintain with hundreds or thousands of discrete compute, storage, and networking elements that must all work in unison", stated Bill Wagner, CEO of Bright Computing. "With the Easy8 programme, we're giving every organization the ability to use our software free of charge for up to 8 nodes to demonstrate how powerful and beneficial Bright Cluster Manager software can be for their business."

More than ever, the circumstances and use cases necessitating an easier way to build and manage Linux clusters are all around us:

  • High-performance Linux clusters are becoming pervasive, driven by machine learning, data analytics, the creation of private Clouds, and growth in traditional High-Performance Computing (HPC)
  • The high cost of sustained use of public Clouds in HPC is causing organizations to pursue hybrid clustered infrastructure spanning on-premise and Cloud
  • Industries with no prior experience in HPC, now thrust into it via Artificial Intelligence (AI), lack the know how to build and maintain the high-performance clusters they now need
  • Organisations once staffed with people that are skilled and knowledgeable in building clusters are finding it difficult and risky to rely on dwindling staff to build and manage clusters manually
  • Organisations graduating their AI programmes from the proof-of-concept phase to the scale-out production phase must now grapple with the realities of cluster management
  • Organizations that see a broad need for high-performance clusters offered as "on-demand" are starting to build HPC-as-a-Service private clouds in their data centres

Every industry and organisation on the planet are about to participate in an arms race of sorts using machine learning, HPC, and data analytics to change the world as we know it, with winner-takes-all consequences. The urgency will be unprecedented, and every minute will count in pursuit of the breakthroughs that will define the winners and losers. In this climate, time to value and IT agility will be an advantage that propels the winners forward, while the losers toil in trying to keep up with the infrastructure needs of their users. That is precisely why Bright is choosing this moment to make Bright Cluster Manager widely available through the Easy8 programme; to allow organisations to see how Bright Cluster Manager can become their secret weapon in redefining their business and outmaneuvering their competition at this critical moment in time.

Bright now has several thousand deployments and users spanning commercial, educational, and public sectors, providing a critical mass of knowledge and passionate users to fuel the interaction necessary for an effective community. For Bright’s commercially supported customers, BEACON will provide added value and supplement the formal customer channel with a collaborative user forum that many have been asking for.

"Bright has a passionate base of customers who actively engage each other at Bright-sponsored community events", stated Dan Kuczkowski, Senior Vice President of Sales at Bright Computing. "With the implementation of the BEACON user community, our customers now have direct access to an online forum where they can engage with thousands of additional users and use cases. This will open the door to collaboration and input on the continued development of our product portfolio in a variety of ways."

Source: Bright Computing

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Primeur live 2019-11-21

Exascale

NCI a founding member of Intel-Lenovo Project Everyscale  ...

Focus on Europe

ADVA and PSNC showcase 1200G channel transmission at SC19 ...

200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate Eni supercomputing platform, to become world's most powerful industrial supercomputer ...

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, a EuroHPC supercomputing site, selected Mellanox 200G HDR InfiniBand to accelerate their new research infrastructure ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center takes one of top spots in the IO500's "10-Node Challenge" at SC19 ...

Middleware

Univa announces advanced workload management for NVIDIA GPUs on Arm-based systems ...

Bright Computing makes award winning Bright Cluster Manager software free for clusters up to 8 nodes ...

NVIDIA launches Magnum IO software suite to help eliminate data bottlenecks for data scientists and AI, HPC researchers ...

Hardware

San Diego Supercomputer Center supersizes advanced storage with Qumulo for its data-intensive infrastructure ...

Liqid and Western Digital collaborate to deliver fully managed NVMe-oF open composable platform for shared accelerated storage ...

Liqid showcases software disaggregation for converged servers ...

TYAN showcases HPC, AI and storage server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors at SC19 ...

Beijing Meteorological Service selects 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate new supercomputing platform ...

TMGcore unveils groundbreaking data centre platform at Supercomputing 2019 ...

Argonne National Laboratory deploys Cerebras CS-1, the world's fastest Artificial Intelligence computer ...

KAUST installs Cray CS-Storm 500NX supercomputer to drive strategic AI initiative ...

NVIDIA and tech leaders team to build GPU-accelerated Arm servers for new era of diverse HPC architectures ...

Penguin Computing to deliver Magma supercomputer, one of the first Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Series processor-based servers for AI and HPC ...

Penguin Computing upgrades Corona with latest AMD Radeon Instinct GPU technology for enhanced ML and AI capabilities ...

San Diego Supercomputer Center selects Dell Technologies to power "Expanse" system ...

Supermicro collaborates with Intel to deliver large scale distributed training AI systems ...

Inspur showcases new liquid cooling HPC system with natural circulation evaporative cooling technology at SC19 ...

HDR InfiniBand selected by Meteo France to accelerate two new large scale supercomputers ...

Pavilion to provide NVMe-Over-Fabrics storage for SCinet'19 high performance computing (HPC) simulations ...

Applications

Registration for ASC20 Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

TOP500

CSC's Puhti ranked 232 on the latest supercomputer TOP500 list  ...

NCI supercomputer climbs TOP500 rankings  ...

The Cloud

2019 demand for Rescale-managed Cloud HPC exceeds all previous years combined ...

The Kinetica Active Analytics Platform and RAPIDS now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to accelerate predictive data analytics performance ...

NVIDIA announces scalable GPU-accelerated supercomputer in the Microsoft Azure Cloud ...

Company news

ScaleMP to showcase SMP supremacy and composable computing innovations at SC19 ...

Qumulo demonstrates unified file storage at SC'19 that reduces administrative burden while consolidating HPC workloads ...

Dell Technologies introduces new solutions to advance high performance computing and AI innovation  ...

Supermicro delivers industry-leading portfolio of advanced HPC systems at SC19 ...

WekaIO unveils WIN, a global partner programme ...