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High Performance Computing: Altair Announces an Impressive Speaker Lineup for its 2017 PBS Works User Group

Event features hands-on workshops and user presentations led by HPC thought leaders, expert users, PBS Works lead developers, and Altair executives

TROY, Mich. – May 2, 2017 – Altair’s 2017 PBS Works User Group will be hosted in Las Vegas, NV from May 22-25, featuring an agenda packed with eminent thought and industry leaders. Top speaker presentations include Boeing, NASA Ames, U.S. Department of Defense, the National Computational Infrastructure, General Electric, Intel Corporation, Oracle, Orbital ATK, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and more. Les Ottolenghi, EVP & Chief Information Officer at Caesars Palace Entertainment will keynote the event.

This four-day event will be held at the Innevation Center in Las Vegas and includes two days of presentations, panel discussions, and two days of hands-on workshops. Altair plans to unveil the latest PBS Works Suite functionalities, including PBS Professional® updates, new intuitive user interfaces, advanced admin features, cloud bursting capabilities, and more. Product managers and developers will be demonstrating new features to attendees live at the event.

This year Altair is proud to host a tour of the Switch Las Vegas Data Center on May 23rd, the most advanced, efficient data center campus in the world. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn and network with some of the best minds in HPC. The PBS Works User Group (PBSUG) provides a first-rate opportunity to connect with fellow users and learn from cross-industry applications. There is no event more important for PBS Works’ users and administrators to attend this year than PBSUG 2017. Sessions will deliver valuable tips, insights, and practical information to enhance users’ professional skills.

InsideHPC’s Rich Brueckner will moderate a Q&A Panel featuring this year’s sponsors, Intel, Oracle, and Panasas. Additionally, PBSUG 2017 will feature two discussion panels with Altair PBS Works product managers and engineers. “These open forums are really valuable for both users and Altair,” says Bill Nitzberg, PBS Works CTO. “Attendees can learn about our plans and give truly uncensored feedback directly to the engineering teams. It’s a great chance for the whole community to learn from each other.”

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