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A Day in the Life: How HPC and Cloud Multiply the Exploration Potential of Your Workday

Today’s most competitive engineering, research, and design teams can access their software, their data, and importantly, powerful HPC resources, from anywhere in the world. From launching software on any device to accelerating jobs with on-demand solving power and seamlessly visualizing, sharing, and managing data with their team, in this session attendees will follow a “day in the life” of the modern engineer, with a special look at how HPC and cloud technology make it possible to scale exploration exponentially without increasing the hours spent at engineering desks.

Future.Industry 2021

Where to Begin: HPC and Cloud Computing Models for Engineers

In this session, cloud expert Rick Watkins presents three actionable HPC and cloud models designed to optimize innovation potential and longtime ROI, whether your team is small and nimble or maintains its own large compute infrastructure. Engineers interested in boosting performance with HPC will come away with an understanding of what HPC and cloud model could be right for them – as well as a high-level appreciation for the critical role that IT infrastructure optimization plays in maintaining your team’s competitive edge, and all the complexity involved in making appear simple.

Future.Industry 2021

Panel Discussion: HPC & Cloud for Software Stakeholders, Where Your Computer Comes from and Why it Matters

In this panel, participants including Dr. Gerardo Olivares of the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and David Griffith of Robotic Process Automation software provider, AmdoSoft, will be joined by Altair’s own SVP - Strategic Relationships, Piush Patel, to discuss the benefits and complexities of navigating the complex HPC and cloud landscape. If you are a software user looking to accelerate productivity or vendor eager to understand how cloud delivery models can benefit your customers and bottom line, this panel will provide a practical look at the complex cloud landscape from the perspective of software stakeholders and advice from experts on how to embrace it.

Future.Industry 2021

Integrating Enroot with Altair PBS Professional

Enroot is a simple, yet powerful tool to turn traditional container/OS images into unprivileged sandboxes. It uses the same underlying technologies as containers but removes much of the isolation they inherently provide while preserving filesystem separation. HPC experts from Altair and NVIDIA share how customers may use PBS Professional and the Enroot solution to leverage powerful NVIDIA GPUs to advance machine learning, artificial intelligence workloads, and more.

Videos

The Sound of Silence - Acoustic Analysis of a Rail Carriage Bellow using Product Alphacell

Noise reduction is an important issue when developing products and components for railway applications. Recently, Ultimate Europe had to perform an acoustic analysis of a rail carriage bellow. In addition to its own broad portfolio of simulation solutions, Altair offers a wide selection of complementary software tools through the Altair Partner Alliance (APA). With Altair’s unique, flexible licensing model customers have access to these solutions at no additional costs. Altair Units allowed Ultimate to leverage APA products and access the functionalities of AlphaCell to predict the acoustic response of the bellow. Results included reduced run time, a decrease in model set up time, and increased combined metric correlation.

Customer Stories

Optimizing Process Design at Renault - Faster and Easier Rim Optimization using Altair Inspire and HPC

As the traditional optimization process at Renault required many iterations, simulation engineer involvement, and a considerable amount of time, the company was looking for tools and methods to improve this process. They wanted to implement a new, easy-to-use simulation tool that would allow non-experts, part-time analysts, and designers to gain insight and accurate results in early design phases of Renault chassis projects. With the goal to enable designers to run simulation by themselves without being dependent on the engineer’s calculations, the team began using Altair Inspire. The implementation on the Altair HPC platform enabled the engineers to send their highly complex calculations to the HPC server while running calculations on their workstation. The results included time savings, an 80% increase in process automation and mass reduction up to 20%.

Customer Stories

Job Scheduling on NCAR’s Next-generation Supercomputer

Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) supports and advances this research in the geosciences with the world-class HPC and high-performance storage.  For workload management and resource scheduling, NCAR uses Altair PBS Professional to exploit features like cloud bursting, fairshare, power-user and maintenance reservations, resource assignment with control groups, high-throughput hierarchical scheduling, green provisioning, and energy-aware scheduling. This presentation by Irfan Elahi, Brian Vanderwende, and John Blaas from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) was aired during the 2021 Altair HPC Summit, and is about 29 minutes long. View all HPC Summit 2021 Presentations

HPC Summit 2021

PBS Works Technology Day Workshop

The aim is to equip our valued customers with sufficient knowledge to take care of their daily System Administration task. Learn how you can accelerate your HPC and improve resource utilization with industry-leading workload Management system Altair PBS Pro, it is easy to create intelligent policies to manage distributed, mixed-vendor computing assets as a single, unified system. The PBS Professional scheduler is topology-aware and supports GPU scheduling.

Webinars

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.

Conference Presentations

PBS Professional 2020.1 Intro

PBS Works CTO Bill Nitzberg gets excited about the all-new PBS Professional 2020.1 with new features including cloud bursting, forecasting and simulation, budgeting and accounting, and hierarchical scheduling.

HPC Summit 2020

Hierarchical Scheduling for High-throughput Computing Workloads

Jérémie Bourdoncle, senior director of enterprise computing core development at Altair, talks about the benefits of hierarchical scheduling for high-throughput computing with Altair PBS Professional 2020.

HPC Summit 2020

Cloud Bursting: State of the Art GUIs for Seamless Scaling

Altair's EMEA enterprise computing director, Chris Townend, and product manager, Ian Littlewood, team up to talk about adopting HPC in the cloud and making it simple for users and administrators.

HPC Summit 2020

Budgeting, Allocation Management, and Workload Simulation

Altair's Ian Littlewood, product manager for enterprise computing core development, talks about budget allocation and workload simulation in the new PBS Professional 2020.

HPC Summit 2020

Altair Weather Solution Featuring PBS Professional and Cylc

NIWA's Dr. Hilary Oliver, inventor of the Cylc engine for cycling workflows, joins Altair's David Block and Ashish Singh to share details about the Altair Weather Solution featuring PBS Professional and Cylc.

HPC Summit 2020

Altair's 2020 Data Analytics Summit

James R. Scapa brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to his dual role of chairman and CEO of Altair, a title he has held since the company's inception in 1985. Through Scapa's leadership, the company is now a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics. Today, the company employs over 3,000 engineers, scientists and creatives with more than 86 offices in 25 countries. With more than 11,000 customers globally, Altair software enables customers to enhance product performance, compress development time and reduce costs. Scapa earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a master of business administration degree from University of Michigan.

Data Anaytics Summit 2020

Optimization-enabled Structural and Multiphysics Analysis

Simulation-driven design powered by topology optimization was created by OptiStruct over two decades ago. Its success has changed the CAE/CAD industry as today all vendors have embraced this trend.

Presentations

Altair 2020 and Beyond

James R. Scapa brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to his dual role of chairman and CEO of Altair, a title he has held since the company's inception in 1985.

Presentations

Decision Making Under the “New Normal”

“Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product lifecycles”. We envisioned and matured our platform to provide a helping hand in taking our customers through the digital transformation journey to enable business transformation.

Presentations

Basic Fairshare for Altair PBS Professional

Fairshare is a powerful tool for sharing resources and allocating a set amount of your cluster to entities like users, groups, and projects. This white paper will get you up and running with basic fairshare on Altair PBS Professional.

White Papers

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

PATAC

PATAC needed to develop an efficient CAE simulation management platform to accommodate their changing needs and accelerate digital growth.

Customer Stories

Kyoto University

Kyoto University provides high-performance computing (HPC) tools for researchers all over Japan, supporting advances in areas including natural science, economics, space science, genetics, and civil engineering. The university boosted its computing power with Cray supercomputing technology from HPE plus Altair's industry-leading PBS Professional workload manager.

Customer Stories

Altair HPC on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

During his presentation, Wolfgang Dreyer, Senior Principal Product Manager HPC at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure reveales how the use of a cloud computing can benefit your product development teams; providing access to increased engineering capability and delivering unlimited compute capacity to aid the creation of your next product. He also discusses the perceived business barriers associated with cloud, such as security and compliance, and explain how Oracle’s cloud infrastructure has overcome these traditional hurdles

Presentations

PBS Works Documentation

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

Documentation

Altair PBS Professional™ at GE's Oil & Gas Business: Putting an Engineering Cluster to Work

Learn how GE uses Altair PBS Professional™ in this case study. “Altair looked at the configuration of our cluster and suggested a way to use our Gigabit Ethernet switch that would take greater advantage of our two internal networks. They did all the customizations we needed to run our jobs efficiently, and drew on their engineering expertise to make creative suggestions. They are problem solvers.”

Customer Stories

Altair PBS Professional Support on NVIDIA DGX Systems

Developed to meet the demands of AI and analytics, NVIDIA® DGX™ Systems are built on the revolutionary NVIDIA Volta™ GPU platform. Combined with innovative GPU-optimized software and simplified management tools, in addition to the industry-leading PBS Professional workload manager and job scheduler, these fully integrated solutions deliver groundbreaking performance and results.

Technical Papers

Boosting Your GPU Performance in a Complex HPC Environment

Managing high-performance computing (HPC) servers is not an easy task, and the addition of graphics processing units (GPUs) often presents even more complexity to the configuration. As such, it’s typical for organizations to turn to optimization tools to boost the performance of computational accelerators like GPUs. Case in point is the Information Technology Center, the oldest academic supercomputing center in Japan, at the University of Tokyo. To meet its growing demand for executing biology, biomechanics, biochemistry, and deep learning applications, the site invested in in NVIDIA® Tesla® P100 GPUs to increase utilization and productivity. Watch the webinar recording to learn how Altair, in conjunction with NVIDIA, collaborated to provide the University of Tokyo with a solution that effectively monitors its GPU use and provides enhanced workload power management capabilities within Altair® PBS Professional®.

Webinars

Dell EMC Ready Solution for HPC Digital Manufacturing - Altair Performance

Dell EMC Ready Solution for HPC Digital Manufacturing - Altair Performance technical white paper

Technical Papers

Altair PBS Professional: Industry-Leading HPC Workload Manager and Job Scheduler

Altair PBS Professional is the trusted leader in high-performance computing workload management. It efficiently schedules HPC workloads across all forms of computing infrastructure, and it scales easily to support systems of any size — from clusters to the largest supercomputers.

Datasheets

SC18: Talking Altair and PBS Works with insideHPC

Rich Brueckner from insideHPC interviews Altair CTO Sam Mahalingam and Chief Scientist Andrea Casotto at SC18 in Dallas. The trio discusses high-performance computing, product design and innovation, and the Altair PBS Works™ HPC software suite.

Videos

Fallbrook Technologies

Traction-based, patented NuVinci® transmission is a continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology enabling performance and efficiency improvements for machines that use an engine, pump, motor, or geared transmission systems. Fallbrook Technologies has been working on improving oil flow inside the NuVinci products as it affects the transmission’s efficiency, durability, power, capacity, and cost. Altair worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a secure cloud services platform, to provide an integrated solution to Fallbrook including advanced GPU hardware, high-performance computing (HPC) and the nanoFluidX software through industry-leading workload management and job scheduler Altair PBS Professional™.

Customer Stories

Altair PBS Professional for HPE Systems

Altair® PBS Professional® delivers world-class HPC workload management to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) cluster users. As an HPE-integrated product, PBS Professional is an efficient, reliable solution that optimizes job scheduling on HPE Apollo, HPE ProLiant DL, and HPE SGI 8600 systems to achieve the highest levels of system utilization. PBS Professional is also integrated with HPE Performance Cluster Manager, ensuring easy cluster deployment and management for administrators. With PBS Professional, HPE users and admins get industry-leading job scheduling and workload management, scalability to millions of cores, seamless integration with all HPE HPC systems, and unparalleled power management capabilities. Altair provides unbeatable global service and support with local experts in over 25 countries. HPE and Altair collaborate closely for tight, seamless implementation and performance tuning.

Datasheets

HPCwire Interview at SC'16

Watch to learn about the open source project and new products being added to the PBS Works suite.

Video Testimonials

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology discusses the benefits of using PBS Professional.

Video Testimonials

Wayne State University

Wayne State University discusses their use of PBS Professional.

Video Testimonials

University of Tsukuba

Dr. Taisuke Boku, Deputy Director of University of Tsukuba, discusses how PBS Professional has helped manage the university's supercomputer business.

Video Testimonials

PBS Professional with Docker Integration

Details on the integration of Docker and PBS Professional including technical information, requirements, etc.

Documentation

Getting it right the First Time; how FE-Simulation with Radioss supports Sigma Connectivity in Streamlining the Development Process

Simulation is extensively used in the early development phases at the Sigma Group, where about 10-15 engineers are working with different types of simulations.

Customer Stories

Safety Comes First – Development of a Maxi-Cosi Child Seat Using a CAE-Driven Design Process

When developing a new child seat, safety is paramount. Dorel Juvenile, market leader in child safety in cars, was confronted with the task to develop a new child seat - the Maxi-Cosi 2wayPearl. To investigate and analyze the best feasible design, considering the occurring forces during an accident, Dorel Juvenile turned to Code Product Solutions, an engineering service provider that supports their customers in the development and optimization of products, using computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools. Within the development process, Code Product Solutions engineers employed the Altair HyperWorks CAE suite utilizing RADIOSS® for crash simulation, OptiStruct® for the layout of highly loaded plastic parts that comprise the reclining system, HyperMesh® for pre-processing tasks, and HyperCrash® and HyperView® during post-processing.

Customer Stories

Altair HPC & Cloud Offerings: A key enabler for Multi-Physics - Americas ATC 2015 Workshop

This Workshop Presentation on Multi-Physics was conducted by Jon Quigley, Venkat Parameshwaran, Jean Michel Terrier of Altair Engineering and Wolfgang Huebsch of Magma (Altair Partner) at the Americas ATC on May 5, 2015.

Attendees to this workshop learned what’s new in PBS Professional 13.0 with an exclusive update on the new version. Also presented was an overview of Altair Portals (Compute Manager, Display Manager, Simulation Manager & PBS Analytics) and how to use SAO to improve utilization of software licenses.

Conference Presentations

Weizmann Institute

Watch this interview to see why Weizmann Institute switched to PBS Professional and Altair for HPC workload management.

Video Testimonials

Lockheed Martin Improves Security Capabilities and Reduces HPC Costs with PBS Professional

Lockheed Martin worked with Altair to deploy a cross-domain security version of PBS Professional for Red Hat Enterprise Linux that enables the use of a single system by users at multiple security levels. The solution resulted in tens of millions of dollars in upfront savings, reduced datacenter footprints and power consumption, and a simplified IT architecture.

Customer Stories

University of Nottingham Case Study: PBS Works Suite

The University of Nottingham chose the PBS Works suite as their integrated workload management solution for their HPC system comprising over 170 machines. The solution includes PBS Professional, PBS Analytics and Compute Manager.

Customer Stories

Benchmark Study: Optimized Drop Testing with Dell, Intel and Altair

Dell, Intel and Altair have collaborated to analyze a virtual drop test solution with integrated simulation and optimization analysis, delivering proven gains in speed and accuracy.

Technical Papers

SEGULA Technologies optimizes its enterprise IT investment using Altair’s software asset optimization solution

Industry Engineering Service Provider Challenge Need to handle and monitor a very large variety of commercial software licenses and to optimize the software usage. Altair Solution License monitoring delivering information about the actual scope of software usage with Altair’s SAO solution, improving decisions on software renewal, and acquisition. Benefits • Easy access to important information • Early and reasonable decisions on software renewal and acquisition, better budget planning • Possible savings on software expense • Precise knowledge of software usage throughout the company

Customer Stories

PBS Professional Wins at NCI Raijin, Largest Supercomputer in Southern Hemisphere

Australia’s National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) chose PBS Professional to manage workload for its ‘Raijin’ cluster from Fujitsu, the largest supercomputing system in Australia with over 1000 users.

Customer Stories

Kirchhoff Automotive

Hear how Kirchhoff Automotive improves resource utilization with the PBS Works suite of HPC solutions.

Video Testimonials

PBS Works: Improving the Accuracy of Weather Forecasts

Running HPC systems and clusters with Altair’s PBS Professional® scheduler provides weather forecast centers with a rich solution for optimized forecasting. The solution ensures high-performance computing (HPC) resources are more efficiently scheduled to increase system utilization, improve application performance and throughput, and enhance quality of service.

Datasheets