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UNLV Supercomputing Center Switches to Altair PBS Professional

altairToday Altair announced that UNLV has chosen PBS Professional to replace its previous HPC workload management implementation at the National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment (NSCEE).

We needed an HPC supplier we could trust to be there for us, and an HPC workload manager we could trust to work,” said Joseph Lombardo, Executive Director at NSCEE. “Altair and PBS Professional are the solution we’ve been looking for. Altair is an outstanding supplier and partner — their responsiveness and support have made a huge difference and really differentiate them from our previous supplier. We plan to move all our clusters to PBS Professional.”

As a full-service supercomputing facility supporting academic and research institutions, NSCEE is migrating all of its clusters from its previous commercial workload management system to PBS Professional. NSCEE maintains the most HPC systems in Nevada, with projects addressing a range of national scientific challenges and a user base across 24 states and four countries (US, Germany, Japan and Canada).

PBS Professional has simplified the administration of our compute clusters immensely,” said Ron Young, Research Support Analyst at NSCEE. “What used to cause problems with our old workload management software is now simple. This is a much lighter-weight solution that gives us more flexibility in configuring the system.”

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