• How do I use Grafana to visualize monitoring data from a Bright cluster?

    Although Bright View has extensive capabilities when it comes to visualizing monitoring information, it may be desirable to be able to visualize monitoring data using Grafana (e.g. when Grafana is used as a datacenter wide monitoring tool). As of Bright 8.2 it is possible to follow the instructions below to…

  • How can I use Grafana to monitor multiple Bright clusters?

    As of Bright 8.2-24 / 9.0-12 / 9.1-2, it is possible to add the cluster as a data source to Grafana so that the Grafana interface can be used to visualize monitoring information. To quickly verify that cmdaemon on your cluster is compatible, you can check that the build date…

  • What is Bright Computing’s take on CentOS versus CentOS Stream?

    In December of 2020, Red Hat announced that it will discontinue CentOS 8 by the end of 2021 and instead will focus on CentOS Stream going forward. Fortunately, CentOS 7 will continue to be updated until 2024 and is therefore not affected by this change. While CentOS traditionally has been…

  • How do I use Spack on my Bright cluster?

    Bright Cluster Manager provides a good selection of ready-to-use libraries and tools that are commonly used in a high performance computing environment. It may happen that you need a tool or library for which Bright does not provide a package. Spack is a package manager that can be of use…

  • How do I create a multi-tenant user environment?

    By default a Bright cluster provides a multi-user environment rather than a multi-tenant environment. In the context of a cluster, the difference between multi-user and multi-tenant systems is around visibility of the environment. In a multi-user system, all users log in to the same set of login nodes and submit…

  • Blogging 101

    Pages vs. Posts If you’re new to WordPress you may be wondering what’s the big deal behind Pages and Posts. At first glance they appear to be one and the same: if you were to create either a new page or a new post you’d be presented with nearly identical…

  • Tips For Better Writing

    Plan Your Content If you’re considering adding a blog to your site, you’ll want to have a plan beforehand. Planning your blog will help your subject matter remain consistent over time. It’ll also help you determine whether or not there’s enough material to maintain a steady stream of posts. One…

  • Basic Taxonomies

    Categories and Tags If you write about a variety of subjects, categories can help your readers find the posts that are most relevant to them. For instance, if you run a consulting business, you may want some of your posts to reflect work you’ve done with previous clients, while having…