November 19, 2019
At SC19, Bright Computing launches “Easy8”—a program designed to put their Bright Cluster Manager software in organizations working with high-performance Linux clusters. Easy8 offers the full-featured Bright Cluster Manager software for up to eight nodes at no charge and is available immediately from the Bright Computing website. Bright also announced the launch of 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 centers by enabling organizations to quickly build and manage the infrastructure necessary for the new generation of compute-intensive applications that are making their way into the data center, the company reports.
“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,” says Bill Wagner, CEO of Bright Computing. “With the Easy8 program, 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.”
Bright is making Bright Cluster Manager widely available through the Easy8 program.
New BEACON User Community
Bright now has several thousand deployments and users spanning commercial, educational and public sectors. For Bright’s commercially supported customers, BEACON will supplement the formal customer channel with a collaborative user forum.
“Bright has a passionate base of customers who actively engage each other at Bright-sponsored community events,” says 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.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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