A*CRC Workshop for Cluster Management and OpenStack Private Cloud
10 Apr 2015 - 10 Apr 2015

Date: 10 April 2015, Friday
Time: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm
Venue: Level 17, Charles Babbage Room, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Connexis South, Singapore 138632

Bright Cluster Manager (BCM) is one of the leading tools in the area of cluster management. In this workshop, we will learn how to set up a HPC cluster with BCM through demonstration and hands-on activities. Another new and important feature for BCM is that it can incorporate with OpenStack to provision virtual nodes (private cloud) on a HPC (aka HPC Cloud), and these virtual nodes will be able to support InfinBand connectivity, and ready to accept jobs despatched by the workload manager installed on the HPC cluster.


  • Bright Cluster Manager Introduction
  • Network Topology
  • Installing a Head Node, Compute Nodes
  • Fine-tuning Cluster Configuration
  • Validating a Cluster
  • Deploying an OpenStack Private Cloud 
  • Maintaining and Monitoring a Cluster with/without OpenSteck Private Cloud


Morning Session (9:30am-12:30pm): demonstration and hands-on
  1. Install Bright Cluster Manager
  2. Create a fully operational cluster from bare metal hardware
  3. Configure the cluster for delivery to system administrator
  4. Verify that a cluster is working properly
  5. Diagnose and troubleshoot problems
Afternoon Session (2:00pm-4:00pm): demonstration and discussion
  1. Create an Openstack private cloud
  2. Maintaining and Monitoring the cluster

Mr. Stober has extensive experience in HPC. Since 1997, Robert worked first as a systems engineer at Westinghouse Power Generation and eventually as a solutions architect at Platform Computing. Robert joined to Bright Computing in January 2011 and hasn’t looked back. 

Robert Stober has over 18 years of experience in HPC. Over the years he's worn many hats. He started as a UNIX System Administrator in the technology development division at Westinghouse Power Generation, where he specialized in application integration and workload management. He then went to work for Platform Computing where he was a Technical Consultant and Systems Engineer focused on sales and implementation of Platform LSF at major customer locations. For the last four years Robert has been building HPC clusters with Bright Cluster Manager. Robert’s extensive background in workload management, application integration and solutions design bring a unique understanding of the requirements for HPC cluster management. 

Specialties: HPC Application Integration, Workload Management, Solution Architecture 

No of Participants: 27