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Smaller Companies Shun HPC in Europe

Jürgen Kohler, senior manager, NVH CAE & vehicle concepts at Mercedes-Benz

In the ISC opening keynote, the conference was told that Europe is failing to persuade enough small and medium companies to take advantage of high performance computing and engineering simulation, even though HPC and CAE are essential tools in modern industry.

Altair Moves forward with PBS Pro 13 at ISC 2015

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In this video from ISC 2015, Bill Nitzberg from Altair describes why PBS Professional 13.0 is the biggest release yet for the company. “The industry needs to accomplish a lot in the coming years to deliver a working, useful exascale machine. PBS Pro is only one piece of the puzzle… but it’s an important piece. Job scheduling and workload management are core capabilities – a “must have” for every HPC system – ensuring HPC goals are met by enforcing site-specific use policies, enabling users to focus on science and engineering rather than IT, and optimizing utilization (of hardware, licenses, and power) to minimize waste.”

Altair Renews OEM Agreement with SGI

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Today Altair announced that SGI has renewed its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement naming PBS Professional as SGI’s workload manager and job scheduler with global support provided by Altair.

Altair Announces HPC Cloud Challenge

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Today Altair announced a new High-Performance Computing Cloud Challenge utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel technologies to demonstrate the benefits of leveraging the cloud for large-scale design exploration in the area of computer-aided engineering (CAE).

South Africa’s CHPC Builds a Better Infrastructure with Altair PBS Works

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At the Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) in South Africa, the mission is to enable cutting-edge research by supporting the highest levels of HPC available. That means ensuring researchers – who often are not experienced with computers let alone HPC systems – to get their work done with the HPC getting in the way.

Great Speakers Lined Up for PBS Works User Group

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Today Altair published the agenda for their PBS Works User Group Meeting, which takes place Sept. 14-17 in Silicon Valley. At the event, engineers, IT administrators, cluster managers, and users of HPC systems will have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the best minds in supercomputing.

Trends in HPC Leading to Exascale

Bill Nitzburg, Altair

Over at the Altair Blog, Bill Nitzberg has started a series of posts looking at the road to Exascale. He starts by looking back at the trends that have lead us to this point, concluding that Exascale infrastructure will require advances in four areas: scale, speed, resilience, and power management.

Interview: PBS Pro 13 is Biggest Release Ever for Altair

Bill Nitzburg, Altair

“The industry needs to accomplish a lot in the coming years to deliver a working, useful exascale machine. PBS Pro is only one piece of the puzzle… but it’s an important piece. Job scheduling and workload management are core capabilities – a “must have” for every HPC system – ensuring HPC goals are met by enforcing site-specific use policies, enabling users to focus on science and engineering rather than IT, and optimizing utilization (of hardware, licenses, and power) to minimize waste.”

Artemis Cluster Powers Research at University of Sydney

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The University of Sydney in Australia has deployed a new Dell supercomputer. Known as “Artemis,” the 1512-core system is powered by Intel Haswell processors, 10 Terabytes of DDR4 memory, Mellanox FDR InfiniBand, and 480 Terabytes of Lustre file storage.

Call for Presentations: PBS Works User Group

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“Have you simplified your HPC environment or improved productivity with the use of PBS Works products? If so, Altair invites you to share your experiences, tips and tricks and practical lessons through case study style presentations that highlight the effective use of high performance computing. The PBS Works User Group encourages input and participation from a wide range of organizations, large and small, across all sectors.”