Altair PBS Professional™

Industry-leading Workload Manager & Job Scheduler for HPC

 

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 this 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

The Future in HPC Infographic

Learn about what's trending now in the HPC world, and where the technology is headed.

Images

Altair HyperWorks Brochure

Altair HyperWorks is the most comprehensive, open architecture CAE simulation platform in the industry, offering the best technologies to design and optimize high performance, weight efficient and innovative products.

Brochures

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

Altair PBS Works Datasheet

Altair PBS Works is the market leader in comprehensive, secure workload management for high-performance computing (HPC) environments.

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 Works for NVIDIA GPU-Accelerated Computing

Altair's PBS Professional brings NVIDIA customers worldwide the power of graphics processing units (GPUs) and high-performance computing (HPC) to address vital computation in fields such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, self-driving cars, and virtual reality.

Datasheets

Altair PBS Professional for HPE

Altair PBS Professional™ gives Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) cluster users an efficient, reliable solution for HPC workload management. As an HPE-integrated product, PBS Professional 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.

Datasheets

Weather Forecasting Gets Real, Thanks to High-Performance Computing

High-performance computing provides the processing power needed for researchers and scientists to deliver high-fidelity, accurate and timely forecasts. Applications such as weather forecasting and research call for finer granularity of data, leading to increased number crunching and better predictions – as well as huge amounts of data. HPC systems are up for such challenges and are constantly improving in capabilities.

By Bill Nitzberg
Concept To Reality Winter/ Spring 2017
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Articles, Customer Stories

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

PBS OSS and Roadmap - Subhasis Bhattacharya

PBS Open Source Same code base –latest release 14.1 Dual license AGPL/commercial (x.1 / x.2) Support available from community, Altair Lots of participation from community already

Presentations, Technical Papers

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.

Technical Papers

Korea Meteorological Administration Implements Cost-saving Innovations for Electricity Usage with PBS Professional and AcuSolve

“PBS Professional has been a very reliable workload manager for our large, complex supercomputing systems… Cray and Altair are supercomputing leaders in the weather and climate modeling industry, and we are more than happy to have collaborated for this groundbreaking HPC simulation project.” - Ha-young Oh, Assistant Director of National Center for Meteorological Supercomputer

Customer Stories

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

Benchmark Study: Optimizing High Fidelity Crash & Safety Simulation Performance

Cray, Intel and Altair have collaborated to analyze crash and safety simulation performance that provides engineers the power, speed and accuracy needed for their design analysis.

Technical Papers

Intel Solution Brief: Altair and Simulation-Driven Design

Altair and Intel offer a simple, cost-effective on-ramp to a complete simulation-driven design platform. This paper describes joint offerings including HPC and CAE in the public cloud.

Technical Papers

Cray and Altair: HPC Leadership

Cray and Altair lead the HPC industry with solutions that optimize performance for compute-intensive work. With Cray systems running Altair software, companies of all sizes get the highest available levels of scalability, speed, and efficiency — in the datacenter and in the cloud.

Datasheets

Intel Solution Brief: Maximize Performance and Scalability with Radioss on Intel® Xeon®

This paper summarizes the findings of a benchmark project to evaluate the performance and scalability of Radioss on Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 family-based platforms.

Technical Papers

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.

ATC Presentations

Weizmann Institute

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

Video Testimonials

Synopsys and PBS Professional Integration Brief for EDA

PBS Professional is proven to operate with Synopsys EDA tools. Read the integration brief to find out how this combination of technologies increases efficiency in EDA server farms and other computing environments.

Datasheets

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

Stanley Black & Decker Case Study

Stanley Black & Decker chose Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited to optimize their CAE processes for power tool design, enabling them to explore concepts more deeply, reduce cycle times and make better decisions faster.

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

Improving the Design of Subsea Riser Systems: A Cray-Altair Solution for Improved Oil & Gas Component Engineering

With Cray and Altair, engineers have the computational systems they need to perform advanced subsea computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with better speed, scalability, and accuracy. With Altair’s AcuSolve CFD solver running on Cray XC supercomputer systems, operators and engineers responsible for riser system design and analysis can increase component life, reduce uncertainty, and improve the overall safety of their ultra-deep-water systems while still meeting demanding development schedules.

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

Delivering Powerful Solutions to the Oil & Gas Industry

To maximize user productivity, oil & gas companies need HPC resources operating reliably around the clock. In addition, the systems need to be easy to use, manage, and scale, while still being cost-effective. Altair’s PBS Works suite of HPC tools offers state-of-the-art solutions that are built to address these challenges.

Datasheets

Clemson University Chooses PBS Professional for HPC Workload Management

Clemson University's IT department, Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT), selected PBS Professional over open-source alternatives for mission-critical workload management. "We were looking to fulfill two requirements that our open source scheduling tool could not handle – reliability/scalability and technical support. After evaluating workload management vendors, Altair’s PBS Professional scheduling software came out on top as the solution that met our HPC needs."

Customer Stories

Weizmann Institute Case Study: Switching to PBS Professional for HP Clusters

The Weizmann Institute replaced Moab with PBS Professional to manage a 3,096-core HP cluster shared among hundreds of users. The transition process was easy, thanks to Altair’s excellent customer services and support. Now, the Institute enjoys higher cluster usage rates and greater productivity from their award-winning scientists.

Customer Stories

An Integrated Approach to Workload and Cluster Management: The HP CMU PBS Professional Connector

This paper describes the integration between Altair’s PBS Professional and HP’s Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU), explaining how the concept of a “connector “unites these two tools to simplify cluster setup and job execution, and providing instructions for performing key PBS Professional tasks within Insight CMU.

Technical Papers

QIMR Case Study: Altair and Dell Improve HPC Capabilities for Leading Research Institute

Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) is using PBS Professional on a Dell cluster to improve HPC computing. According to the CIO, “Everyone has benefited from this installation. Researchers can do things they couldn’t do before, like running jobs multiple times or utilizing larger data sets, to achieve outcomes they couldn’t otherwise get. It’s pretty easy to see the value."

Customer Stories

PBS Configuration Toolkit for Intel Xeon Phi: Download

This toolkit automates the configuration of PBS Professional in a Xeon Phi environment. Click here to learn more about Altair’s work with the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor.

Software, Technical Papers

CMU PBS Professional Connector: Download

The CMU PBS Professional Connector provides seamless integration between PBS Professional and HP’s Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU), automating common tasks to simplify cluster setup and job execution for users and administrators. Click here to access more CMU resources.

Software, Technical Papers

PBS Professional at The Scripps Research Institute

The campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) overlooks the Pacific near San Diego. Its proximity to the famed (but unrelated) Scripps Oceanographic Institute occasionally causes confusion of identities. But TSRI is prestigious in a totally different way. TSRI uses Altair’s PBS Professional software to provide a consistent workload management infrastructure for its users across all three computing environments.

Customer Stories

PBS Professional for Cray Users

This data sheet describes Cray-specific capabilities and benefits of PBS Professional, including details of the 11.x Cray port.

Datasheets

Schlumberger Eclipse Integration White Paper and How-To Guide

The Schlumberger ECLIPSE software family offers the industry’s most complete and robust set of reservoir simulation software. In response to user requests, Altair has collaborated with Schlumberger to deliver a tightly integrated version of ECLIPSE for PBS Professional. This paper documents the integration and provides step-by-step instructions for configuration and use.

Technical Papers

Improving the Accuracy of Weather Prediction

This brochure covers the Cray-Altair Solution for Optimized HPC Resource and Workload Management – Using a Cray supercomputer with Altair’s PBS Professional scheduler provides weather prediction centers with a rich solution for optimized forecasting.

Datasheets

Scheduling Jobs onto Intel® Xeon Phi™ using PBS Professional

Working closely with Intel, Altair has ensured that PBS Professional supports the Intel® Xeon Phi™ architecture targeting high performance computing applications. This paper describes the basic and advanced configurations of PBS Professional for scheduling jobs onto Intel Xeon Phi devices.
PBS users: Download the toolkit to automate configuration of PBS for a Xeon Phi environment

Technical Papers

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