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Video: PBS Pro Workload Manager Goes Open Source


In this video from SC15, Sam Mahalingam from Altair discusses the HyperWorks Unlimited Virtual Appliance and the new open source version of PBS Pro. “Our goal is for the open source community to actively participate in shaping the future of PBS Professional driving both innovation and agility. The community’s contributions combined with Altair’s continued research and development, and collaboration with Intel and our HPC technology partners will accelerate the advancement of PBS Pro to aggressively pursue exascale computing initiatives in broad classes and domains.”

Altair Collaborates with Intel to Integrate PBS Pro with OpenHPC Software Stack


This week at SC15, Altair announced today it will provide an open source licensing option for its PBS Professional HPC workload manager. Scheduled to be released to the open source community in mid-2016, PBS Pro will become available under two different licensing options for commercial installations and as an Open Source Initiative compliant version. The decision includes working closely with Intel and the Linux Foundation’s OpenHPC Collaborative Project to integrate the open source version of PBS Pro.

Optimizing Cloud and HPC Technologies for Advanced Simulation


Rob Walsh from Altair Engineering presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. “The HyperWorks Unlimited Physical Appliance is a fully configured high-performance computing (HPC) appliance specifically designed to manage and solve today’s advanced computer-aided engineering (CAE) workload demands. Completely managed by Altair, this appliance creates an instant, secure private cloud environment allowing unlimited use of Altair’s entire HyperWorks CAE software suite.”

HPC People on the Move: October Edition

Dr. Lewey Anton

I’ve been commissioned by insideHPC to get the scoop on who’s jumping ship and moving on up in high performance computing. Familiar names this week include Mary Bass, Wilf Pinfold, and Mike Vildibill.

Altair, Intel and Amazon Offer HPC Challenge


For companies looking to test the viability of engineering in the cloud, Altair has teamed with Intel and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer an “HPC Challenge” for product design. In a nutshell, the program provides free cycles on AWS for up to 60 days, where users can run compute-intensive jobs for computer-aided engineering (CAE).

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


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


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


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

CHPC South Africa

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.