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Agenda Posted for PBS Works User Group in Las Vegas

Altair has posted the Agenda for the PBS Works User Group May 22-25 in Las Vegas. This four-day event (including 2 days of user presentations, round table discussions and surrounded by hands-on workshops) is the global user event of the year for PBS Professional and other PBS Works products. “This year we are excited to announce that we will be hosting a tour of the Switch data centerfacility on Tuesday afternoon.”

PBS Works will Power New Supercomputer at BASF

Over at the Altair Blog, Jochen Krebs writes that the new HPC cluster at BASF will run PBS Works workload management software. “What does it take to go from months to mere days in gaining results when conducting research? Supercomputing now plays a vital role in the advancement of systems efficiency across industries. On March 17th, BASF and HPE announced in a press release that BASF has chosen HPE to build a new supercomputer for chemical research projects. HPE’s Apollo System supercomputer will help BASF to reduce computer simulation and modeling times from months to days and will drive the digitalization of BASF’s worldwide research activities.”

PBS Works User Group comes to Las Vegas May 22-25

Altair will host the PBS Works User Group May 22-25 in Las Vegas. This four-day event (including 2 days of user presentations, round table discussions and surrounded by hands-on workshops) is the global user event of the year for PBS Professional and other PBS Works products. “This year we are excited to announce that we will be hosting a tour of the Switch data center facility on Tuesday afternoon.”

Altair Releases HyperWorks 2017 Comprehensive Simulation Platform

Altair just released HyperWorks 2017, the “most comprehensive, open architecture CAE simulation platform in the industry, offering the best technologies to design and optimize high performance, weight efficient and innovative products. “HyperWorks 2017 adds key enhancements to the modeling and assembly capabilities of the software,” said James P. Dagg, Chief Technical Officer, User Experience at Altair. “Users can now communicate directly with their enterprise PLM system, storing libraries of parts and configurations of their models. Tasks like setting up a model with multiple configurations for different disciplines can now be done in minutes.”

Optimizing Vehicle Design with Simulation

The use of simulation software for validation and testing is a well established process for many engineering companies – but advances in software, combined with increased pressure from competition and regulatory requirements, are driving simulation earlier into the design and concept stages of new product development. “If you can test lots of scenarios virtually, then you know that you have accounted for any possibility of it failing.”

Digital Human Software Added to Altair Partner Alliance

“At Altair, we believe human-centered design is more than just mechanical fit; rather, it’s an exploration of the entire experience of users with a product, including ergonomic interface, usability and design aesthetics” said Jeff Brennan, Chief Marketing Officer at Altair. “As such, SantosHuman’s philosophy aligns nicely with ours and this partnership will enable Altair’s customers to further optimize their products’ performance early in the development cycle.”

Exascale Computing Project Announces ECP Industry Council

“I’m pleased to have the opportunity to lead this important Council,” said Dr. J. Michael McQuade of United Technologies Corporation, who will serve as the first Chair of the ECP Industry Council. “Exascale level computing will help industry address ever more complex, competitively important problems, ones which are beyond the reach of today’s leading edge computing systems. We compete globally for scientific, technological and engineering innovations. Maintaining our lead at the highest level of computational capability is essential for our continued success.”

Radio Free HPC Interviews Henry’s Mom and Congratulates The UberCloud on New Funding

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team speaks to our special guest for the week: Binnie Coppersmith, also known as Henry’s Mom. It’s Binnie’s 80th birthday, and Dan wants to know once and for all if Henry is an alien, or at least why he is the way he is. After that, we look at why the UberCloud has received $1.7 Million in Pre-A Series funding. It’s great news for HPC in the Cloud.

Altair Moves Forward with Open Source PBS Pro and PBS Cloud at SC16

In this video from SC16, Bill Nitzberg provides an update on the Open Source release of PBS Professional workload management software. After that, Jeremie Bourdoncle announces the new Altair PBS Cloud. “Altair is excited to announce the upcoming availability of Altair PBS Cloud, its latest appliance solution to further cloud computing for organizations. Altair PBS Cloud is the solution to build and run high-performance computing (HPC) appliances for both public clouds, private clouds, and bare-metal infrastructure. Altair will release Altair PBS Cloud in the first quarter of 2017 following conclusion of a private preview.”

GPUs Power New AWS P2 Instances for Science & Engineering in the Cloud

Today Amazon Web Services announced the availability of P2 instances, a new GPU instance type for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud designed for compute-intensive applications that require massive parallel floating point performance, including artificial intelligence, computational fluid dynamics, computational finance, seismic analysis, molecular modeling, genomics, and rendering. With up to 16 NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPUs, P2 instances are the most powerful GPU instances available in the cloud.