Technologies and tools from the Altair PBS Works product family are used to manage computing tasks, especially in High-performance Computing (HPC) environments. Altair supports both on-premise cluster computing and cloud solutions, including leading providers such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Oracle.
For regular CAE customers, the most attractive HPC product is Altair Unlimited which is a highly efficient combination of hardware, CAE software, and services. The next generation of HPC and software solution provisioning is included in Altair One services.
Turnkey High-performance Computing solution
Altair Unlimited (successor of HyperWorks Unlimited) is a comprehensive suite of solutions that includes software, system management, and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) into a single, intuitive platform. Designed as a Physical Appliance, this is a CAE-tuned computer ready to handle demanding tasks with an unlimited HyperWorks license and PBS Works efficient task management tool. The solutions are tuned, alternatively for both CPU and GPU-based calculations, to cover for the customer the required range of performance for tasks in the field of mechanics, CFD, electromagnetics etc.
The second variant of Altair Unlimited is the so-called Virtual Appliance, which is remarkably similar but computing performance is delivered as a cloud service instead of an on-premise hardware solution.
Altair PBS Works tools
From the functionality point of view PBS Works covers the following main solutions for
- computing task management – Altair Accelator
- portal for user access to monitor tasks on remote clusters or in the cloud – Altair Access
- usage and license allocation management in a multi-site environment – Altair Allocator
- Management, optimization, and prediction of future resource consumption from an HPC administrator perspective – Altair Control
- monitoring and managing mission-critical dependencies in the flow of computing tasks – Altair FlowTracer
- end-to-end hardware emulation – Altair Hero
- real-time monitoring of software licenses – Altair Monitor
- computing task management in HPC environment (workload management and job scheduling) – Altair PBS Professional
- remote visualization and optimization of license usage for large companies – Altair SAO
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