PBS Professional with EAL3+ certification
19 April 2010
Altair Engineering has announced that version 10.1 of its PBS Professional HPC job-scheduling software has achieved Common Criteria EAL3+ certification. Common Criteria is the international standard for certifying software technology conforms to stringent security requirements, internationally recognised under the Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA).
PBS Professional is the only technology in its class to achieve Common Criteria EAL3+ certification. Independent testing and evaluation was performed by atsec information security under the CC scheme of the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI).
The EAL3+ security certification is said to be particularly important to government customers: The US Department of Defense (DoD) high performance computing modernisation program has made a 10-year commitment to PBS Professional, serving as the single workload management capability across all of the department's HPC systems.