PBS Works 10.2

Altair Engineering has released PBS Works 10.2, its product suite that aids management of compute-intensive workloads, which includes several enhancements. This latest version builds upon the scalability and availability of PBS Professional for workload scheduling; delivers a web-based version of PBS Catalyst, an intelligent job management portal; and delivers additional charting and scalability enhancements to PBS Analytics, for visualising complex HPC workloads and optimising application software licenses to support data-driven decision making.

PBS Professional, the foundation of all PBS Works solutions, makes it possible to create intelligent policies to manage distributed, mixed-vendor computing resources, including applications, as a single, unified system.

Easily scaling to support tens of thousands of processors - from clusters to the largest systems, and backed by the brightest technology partners - PBS Works manages HPC workloads in ways that are efficient, robust and field-proven – even in the most complex computing environments.

PBS Analytics is an easy-to-use data analysis and visualisation solution that provides HPC and application administrators with powerful analytical tools that support data-driven planning and decision-making.

With a solution designed to be easily customised, job data from multiple PBS Professional servers can be aggregated into a single database for accurate analyses and reporting. PBS Analytics makes it possible to model usage trends and pinpoint opportunities for resource consolidation or sharing.

To best meet demanding and varied HPC requirements, PBS Catalyst comes in two forms: a web-based version that allows users to submit work to remote PBS Professional compute nodes, as well as a powerful desktop client version that enables users to submit jobs to local and remote systems.

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