Altair Accelerator

Industry’s Fastest Enterprise Job Scheduler

Altair Accelerator Product Overview

Industry's fastest enterprise job scheduler with event-driven architecture for highest throughput and high-performance scheduling.

Product Overview Videos

Bringing Cost as Close as Possible to Exact Demand

"Watch your money," says Altair chief scientist and Runtime founder Andrea Casotto, explaining how Rapid Scaling can bring the cost of your cloud computing as close as possible to exact demand.

ATC Presentations

Saving Serious Money with License-first Scheduling

Altair's Stuart Taylor, director of enterprise computing core development, gives you an inside look at the license-first scheduling strategy the world's top technology companies use to increase the amount of high-performance, high-throughput computing jobs that can be executed across a finite resource set.

ATC Presentations

Altair for HPC and Cloud Applications

In the data center and in the cloud, Altair’s industry-leading HPC tools let you orchestrate, visualize, optimize, and analyze your most demanding workloads.

Brochures

PBS Works Documentation

Documentation for PBS Works Products, including Release Notes, Programmer's Guides, User's Guides, and Administrator's Guides

Documentation

Webinar: GPU accelerated Aerodynamics CFD using Altair ultraFluidX

Most traditional simulations take too long to complete and takes significant toll on the vehicle manufacturer’s capability to arrive at an optimal design that considers styling and aerodynamic performance. In this webinar, we introduce you to Altair’s ultraFluidX, a GPU based Lattice Boltzmann solver that delivers unbeatable performance and overnight transient simulations of full vehicle aerodynamics on a single server. We will discuss the challenges in executing a full vehicle transient simulation and demonstrate how ultraFluidX technology and workflow helps you to overcome many of these with tremendous ease. We will also discuss some of the unique features that helps you perform multiple design analysis cycles with an unprecedented level of automation.

Webinars

Enterprise Computing Technical Day

Presentation by Zohar Levy & Ketan Kulkarni, EC Experts at the ATCx in Israel, Netanya on October 30, 2019.

ATC Presentations

Forecast Your Software Licensing Future with Altair SAO Predict

Altair SAO enables you to visualize and analyze global software inventories and utilization rates across facilities, divisions, departments, and users. With SAO, it’s easy to pinpoint underutilized assets for better business planning and forecasting. Because we have deep domain expertise in not only HPC but also business analytics and software licensing systems, Altair is uniquely qualified to offer powerful SAO solutions tailored to the individual requirements of each organization. The Altair SAO Predict module is a “what-if” simulator — an entirely new approach to exploring configuration alternatives using a virtual license manager and the data generated by SAO. In this webinar, SAO expert Alhad Joshi, Altair's Vice President of Enterprise Analytics Solutions, showcases the benefits of using SAO and SAO Predict in a global organization.

Webinars

Multi-Physics Design and Optimization of a Complex Radar System

Today, most products are complex mechatronic combinations of advanced technologies, mixing electrical parts with controllers and embedded software. To efficiently manage innovative products, organizations are turning to a Model-Based Development approach for concept studies, control design, multi-domain system simulation and optimization. To meet this demand, Altair’s simulation and optimization suite aims to transform design and decision-making throughout product lifecycles with their multi-disciplinary software tools and consultancy services.

Technical Papers

Altair Accelerator Datasheet

Altair Accelerator™ is the industry’s fastest enterprise job scheduler, with high-performance hierarchical scheduling and scalable, event-driven architecture for the highest throughput. Accelerator maximizes capacity utilization and is capable of running millions of jobs per day.

Datasheets

Introduction to Altair Accelerator

Accelerator is an enterprise-grade job scheduler designed for distributed high-performance computing (HPC) environments. As a highly adaptable solution, it is capable of managing compute infrastructures from small dedicated server farms to complex distributed HPC environments. The Plus package of Accelerator (Accelerator Plus) also includes a hierarchical scheduler architected to off-load the base scheduler, enabling greater throughput, better license and resource utilization, and more flexible scheduler usage models.

Videos

Altair Accelerator Demo

Accelerator is an enterprise-grade job scheduler designed for distributed high-performance computing (HPC) environments. As a highly adaptable solution, it is capable of managing compute infrastructures from small dedicated server farms to complex distributed HPC environments. The Plus package of Accelerator (Accelerator Plus) also includes a hierarchical scheduler architected to off-load the base scheduler, enabling greater throughput, better license and resource utilization, and more flexible scheduler usage models. View the demo to learn more.

Tutorials, Videos

Altair Accelerator Plus Demo

The Plus package of Accelerator (Accelerator Plus) also includes a hierarchical scheduler architected to off-load the base scheduler, enabling greater throughput, better license and resource utilization, and more flexible scheduler usage models.

Tutorials, Videos

Inphi Corporation Speeds Up Semiconductor Design with Altair Accelerator

Inphi produces high-speed semiconductor components and optical subsystems that enable big data to move quickly throughout the globe, both inside data centers and between broadly distributed computing facilities. In today’s competitive semiconductor design and electronic design automation (EDA) industry, winning organizations leverage high-performance computing (HPC) and high-end design software to stay ahead of the game. As these tools are often expensive, maximizing utilization to ensure the design and development process runs quickly and efficiently — and that everything stays within budget — is the key to delivering innovative technologies to market faster than competitors. The team at Inphi understands the importance of HPC and EDA software performance optimization better than most. They evaluated several competing solutions before selecting Altair Accelerator™, which stood out among the competition for superior performance and Altair’s reputation for excellent customer service.

Customer Stories

Workload Scalability with Accelerator and Accelerator Plus

View this product demo video featuring the workload management tools Altair Accelerator and Altair Accelerator Plus to learn more about the software.

Videos

Altair Rapid Scaling

Getting started with Altair Rapid Scaling, a high-throughput, cost-conscious job scheduler robust enough to meet the demands of today's semiconductor, EDA and high-performance computing workloads in the cloud.

Videos

Short-running Jobs Can Help Optimize Your Resource Utilization

Semiconductor companies typically run jobs by queuing them up, then using a job scheduler to dispatch them onto available cores in server farms while pulling EDA tool licenses from a license server. There are two primary goals facing organizations, and they’re somewhat at odds with each other: first, maximizing the utilization of server farms and software licenses and second, running jobs with minimal latency so users aren’t delayed. The easiest way to satisfy the requirements of high utilization and low latency is to maximize the number of short-duration jobs. Just as it is easier to fill a bucket with sand than it is with large rocks, short jobs give the scheduler increased flexibility in what jobs to run and when. Short jobs will not block or occupy a resource for long periods and are therefore not likely to impede the progress of higher-priority jobs arriving in the queue. Altair Accelerator™ is an agile, fully featured scheduler optimized for today’s EDA workloads. The most important difference between Accelerator and other popular schedulers is its event-driven architecture, which allows it to schedule a new job immediately when compute resources and software licenses become available.

Technical Papers, White Papers

Meeting Job Scheduling Challenges for Organizations of All Sizes

Every semiconductor design group uses some sort of job scheduler, whether it is selected by a corporate IT department or by the group itself. At a high level, the function of a job scheduler is simple: Be aware of what is in the queue and what hardware and software license resources are available and make good decisions about what jobs to schedule when. In practice there are a several subtle issues that are just as important, including job mix, prioritization, and ease of support. While every company is unique, the issues surrounding job scheduling are often related to company size or, more accurately, the size of the compute farm and design teams. Altair Accelerator™ is a high-throughput, enterprise-grade job scheduler designed to meet the complex demands of semiconductor design, EDA, and high-performance computing (HPC). It’s a highly adaptable solution capable of managing compute infrastructures from small, dedicated server farms to complex, distributed environments.

Technical Papers, White Papers