Altair HPCWorks, its high-performance computing (HPC) and cloud platform, is seeing greater interest than ever in engineering workflows, with the latest version offering new tools and integrations include an AI-enhanced user portal, new solutions for distributed workflows, advanced HPC monitoring and reporting, and easier cloud scaling.
Altair One, Altair’s cloud gateway powered by Altair HPCWorks, looks to allow teams to seamlessly explore HPC in the cloud and on-premises. Altair says that users can now easily create private clusters using their own cloud subscriptions, fully configured with Altair applications and HPC tools, and leveraging cutting-edge CPU and GPU hardware.
Additionally, Altair Drive gives teams control of their data in the cloud with a seamless and intuitive workflow, integrated 2D/3D viewer, and intelligent, content-aware submission to Altair HPCWorks clusters.
Altair Access, an AI-powered job submission and monitoring tool available in Altair HPCWorks, uses historical data analysis, job inputs, and input file mining to predict job behavior and estimate memory and walltime requirements. Altair says that it also regularly retrains itself based on new data.
Also included in Altair HPCWorks is Altair Liquid Scheduling for PBS Professional, which deploys across multiple existing scheduling domains to deliver a scalability leap for the next generation of supercomputers. Liquid Scheduling is a powerful, flexible HPC feature that aims to meet the demands of the latest distributed workflows.
The National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore is a key development partner for Liquid Scheduling and plans to deploy the solution in 2024 as a critical component of its future infrastructure.
Altair’s PBS Professional workload manager now includes direct access to Altair NavOps, which helps enterprises migrate compute-intensive technical HPC workloads to the cloud and provides complete visibility into HPC cloud resources. Budget-aware spend management lets users monitor and control costs to minimise cloud expenses.
NavOps provides a single interface for dynamically scaling resources in the most popular public clouds. This enables users to leverage cloud HPC to expedite high-priority workloads, enable peak-time resource shifts, and control operational budgets. NavOps in PBS Professional offers an easy-to-use GUI for day-to-day operations, as well as an extensive command-line interface (CLI) for IT management, including installation and configuration.
“Altair HPCWorks advances Altair’s HPC capabilities and helps organisations accelerate innovation by simplifying their resource management, workload management, workflow management, and reporting,” said Altair CTO Sam Mahalingam.
“Our goal is to make it effortless for users to leverage today’s technology, so they can focus on mission-critical work rather than the tools they use.”