HPC Has Gone Multi-dimensional

Today’s hyper-competitive HPC landscape demands more than simple scheduling for CPUs. Optimize across software licenses and storage requirements, accelerate with GPUs, burst to the cloud, submit jobs from anywhere, and more, all with the support of an expert Altair team — your next breakthrough depends on it.

Multi-dimensional HPC for Breakthrough Results


Internationally recognized parallel and distributed computing expert Dr. Bill Nitzberg explains how HPC workload orchestration is evolving rapidly for the geographically diverse, cloud-friendly, and compute-hungry modern workforce.

Dr. Nitzberg leads the product management and engineering teams for the PBS Works product line at Altair. His 25+ years of experience include serving on the board of the Open Grid Forum, co-architecting NASA’s Information Power Grid, editing the MPI-2 I/O standard, and publishing numerous papers on distributed shared memory, parallel I/O, PC clustering, job scheduling, and cloud computing.


Exascale Computing: Accelerating Timelines for Big-impact Research


Read in HPCwire: On the Eve of Exascale, Argonne Lab Turns to Altair PBS Pro After 20+ Years of Rolling Their Own Workload Manager

Exascale computing will turbocharge globally critical research like exploring materials for clean energy applications, understanding the impact of climate change, improving solar power technology, predicting drug responses virtually, and more.

With exascale in its sights, Argonne National Lab announced they've selected PBS Professional to orchestrate their researchers' critically important workloads, including on the Polaris supercomputer and forthcoming Aurora machine, slated to be an exascale system.

As HPCwire and ALCF's (Argonne Leadership Computing Facility) manager, advanced integration group Bill Allcock explained, "A flexible and supported workload management suite that can operate smoothly at extreme-scale translates into greater scientific and engineering insight for the researchers that Argonne supports."

"The way Allcock tells it is after meeting with Altair, his team was won over by the capabilities of PBS Pro. The decision to switch garnered unanimous support, despite the team’s fondness for DIY builds." 

Learn more about the pursuit of exascale computing and the work Argonne National Lab are doing together here.


A Future-proof HPC and Cloud Strategy at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania


Implementing a cloud strategy that provides end users the flexibility they need without compromising on cost efficiency, security, and reliability requires the right technology, expertise, and support.

Gavin Burris, Senior Project Leader for Research Computing at the Wharton School, explains how they outline an effective, future-proof HPC and cloud strategy. “There are a lot of other open-source and vendor-specific tools, but we really wanted something that was vendor-agnostic and extended our existing system. What I really like about NavOps is we can build with the same images on multiple providers and once we have our secure networking we can launch our compute nodes in one cloud versus another in the same manner.”


Powering Drug Discovery – HPC at Johnson & Johnson Supports Critical Pharmaceutical Development


Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, created the 1-dose COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization that prevents infection and saves lives. When Janssen needed the right HPC management software for its cloud-based infrastructure, we upgraded the company's workload management software to Altair® Grid Engine® and deployed Altair® NavOps® to manage their complex cloud deployments — a solution that integrated with AWS cloud services. The result was a simplified, automated, and extensible HPC infrastructure.


RCA21_IndustryAltair Wins Best Use of HPC in Industry!

The Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team Edges Out Competition with Altair Grid Engine

Facing Formula One racing organization regulations and HPC limits, the Aston Martin Cognizant team achieved 97% utilization of their HPC resources with Altair Grid Engine (within a 30 teraflops limit) as well as higher throughput, shorter wait times and reduced downtime. 

Modern Grand Prix racing prioritizes the construction of the most fuel- and energy-efficient cards, with a lower total cost. To compete, running complex simulations in a hyper-optimized HPC environment is a requirement to be competitive, long before cars hit the track and throughout the racing season.

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