SOFTWARE

PBS GridWorks 10.1

15 July 2009

Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering has released PBS GridWorks 10.1, featuring enhanced workload scheduling, PBS Catalyst, an application-aware job management portal, and PBS Analytics to provide expanded options for visualising usage data to optimise HPC investments.

PBS GridWorks is a complete suite of software tools for building and managing private clouds of high performance computing resources. The PBS Catalyst portal can be used to enable software-as-a-service (SaaS) gateways. Workloads can be optimised for dynamic cloud-computing configurations by using PBS Professional. PBS Analytics is well-suited for distributed, highly scalable environments, whether monitoring current resource use or planning for future changes.

The new version expands charting and graphing options for PBS Analytics for extracting valuable insights into resource-utilisation levels and capacity trends. Built using a Web 2.0 framework, PBS Analytics enables advanced analyses and visualisation of historical usage data from one or multiple PBS Professional clusters.

It also introduces PBS Catalyst Desktop, which provides a simple but powerful 'drag and drop' interface for submitting, monitoring and managing workloads connected to PBS Professional compute nodes. PBS Catalyst increases end user productivity since there are no complicated commands to learn. PBS Catalyst automates the job submission process, allowing users to spend more time creating better models and simulations.

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