Supported Software

Bright Cluster Manager
Bright Cluster Manager

Bright Cluster Manager

Deploy complete clusters over bare metal and manage

How Bright Cluster Manager Works

Bright Cluster Manager lets you administer clusters as a single entity, provisioning the hardware, operating system, and workload manager from a unified interface. This makes it easier to build a reliable cluster. Once your cluster is up and running, the Bright cluster management daemon keeps an eye on virtually every aspect of every node, and reports any problems it detects in the software or the hardware so that you can take action and keep your cluster healthy. The intuitive Bright management console lets you see and respond to what’s going on in your cluster anywhere, anytime.

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Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science

Bright Cluster Manager provides everything you need to accelerate your data science projects. Bright brings everything together in a simple solution that is easy to manage and deploy, to get you up and running quickly and reliably. Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science features includes:

Easy Installation and Flexible Configuration

Installs everything you need, including your chosen distributions of Linux, Spark, libraries, and more. Bright’s configuration groups make Spark configuration more flexible than ever.

Choice of Machine Learning Libraries and Frameworks

Includes popular machine learning libraries and frameworks such as NVIDIA cuDNN, DIGITS, MXNet, PyTorch, Caffe, Caffe2, CNTK, Torch, Tensorflow, Theano, and more.

Supports Alternate File Systems

Take advantage of Lustre as an alternative to HDFS.

Bright Cluster Manager for Containers

Using Bright Cluster Manager to manage your container infrastructure and frameworks eliminates hassles and complexity, and allows you to fire up containers alongside other applications within a Bright-managed cluster. Bright Cluster Manager for Containers such as Kubernetes or Singularity makes it easy to allocate some or all of your server infrastructure to running containers, and change that allocation dynamically as demand for resources changes. The result is an efficient clustered infrastructure with high utilization rates, regardless of what kinds of jobs your user community needs.

Bright Cluster Manager Features

Installation Wizard

Install everything you need, including your chosen distribution of Linux, workload manager, libraries, and more.

Node Provisioning

Handle the provisioning of software images to nodes with ease, for clusters of virtually any size and complexity.

Graphical User Interface

A single, intuitive interface for all cluster management functionality.

Comprehensive Monitoring

Monitor, visualize, and analyze a comprehensive set of hardware and software metrics with ease.

GPU Management

Leverage powerful GPU management and monitoring capabilities to gain maximum control.


Easily create new clusters in the cloud, or add cloud-based resources to your existing clusters on-the-fly.