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.
“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.”
With a broader user community making use of HPC computing, there are significant changes in the work mix of jobs being processed by HPC systems. A move away from large parallel applications toward a wider variety of smaller and shorter running applications put new and different strains on both PBS and the system overall. To address these workloads, we have begun to deploy new strategies, including a hook to limit job initiation rates, as well as working with our users to address their needs to run thousands or millions of independent cases.