High-performance Computing (HPC) and Cloud

In the data center and in the cloud, Altair’s industry-leading HPC tools let you orchestrate, visualize, optimize, and analyze your most demanding workloads, easily migrating to the cloud and eliminating I/O bottlenecks. Top500 systems and small to mid-sized computing environments alike rely on Altair to keep infrastructure running smoothly. With longstanding hardware and cloud provider partnerships, we handle the integrations for you so your team can focus on moving business forward.

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Anywhere, Anytime Problem-solving Power

Altair collaborates with industry leaders to help businesses navigate the complex HPC landscape in the cloud.

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Workload Management

Altair workload management solutions improve productivity, optimize utilization and efficiency, and simplify administration for clusters, clouds, and supercomputers — from the biggest HPC workloads to millions of small, high-throughput jobs. Altair® PBS Professional® goes beyond job scheduling to include forecasting, budget management, and cloud bursting, and it’s the tool of choice for leading manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, government, weather, and energy organizations. Life sciences organizations have long depended on Altair® Grid Engine® to optimize critical healthcare workloads, and for jobs as high-throughput and high-stakes as semiconductor design, Altair® Accelerator™ provides the speed you need to run tens of millions of jobs in a single day. For advanced design flows, Altair® FlowTracer™ helps you spot dependencies and turbocharge development and execution.

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HPC Usability and Remote Visualization

Altair® Access™ frees scientists, researchers, and engineers from technology headaches so they can focus on their core work and spend less time learning how to run applications and moving data around. Access provides a simple, powerful, and consistent interface for submitting and monitoring jobs on remote clusters, clouds, and other resources. Remote visualization and collaboration capabilities bring access to expensive, high-end 3D visualization datacenter hardware right to the user.

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License Management

Visualize, analyze, and optimize utilization of enterprise-wide software from anywhere with Altair® Software Asset Optimization. Right-size your organization’s software portfolio using real data and 70+ reports to make informed business decisions. Or choose Altair® Monitor™, a license tracking tool that gives users and administrators real-time insight into software license availability, usage, job status, and more. The Altair® Allocator™ multi-site license allocation and management tool maximizes license usage through sharing.

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Cloud Bursting and Migration

Say goodbye to peak-time workload conflicts with PBS Professional’s intuitive cloud bursting GUI or burst with Altair® Control™, the HPC administrator’s control center for managing, optimizing, and forecasting HPC resources on-premises and in the cloud. Seamless cloud bursting capabilities and advanced analytics support data-driven planning and decision-making. Quickly, easily, and securely burst to different cloud platforms including Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Migrate compute-intensive HPC workloads to the cloud with Altair® NavOps®, featuring real-time insights and complete visibility into cloud resources.

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I/O Profiling and Monitoring

Find rogue applications and eliminate bottlenecks, take control of file system dependencies, and get live per-job application telemetry for HPC and hybrid cloud. With Altair Breeze™, every engineer is an I/O expert, quickly solving software deployment problems and resolving file and network dependencies. With detailed data for storage exports and summary reports for sharing, Altair Breeze identifies good and bad I/O for easy wins. Because monitoring is increasingly important as distributed systems and compute clusters become more complex, Altair Mistral™ monitors I/O, CPU, and memory, quickly locating rogue jobs and storage bottlenecks and keeping track of what’s running on clusters day-to-day.

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Turnkey HPC

Altair® Unlimited™ boxes up software, system administration, and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) into a single, intuitive platform. This state-of-the-art private appliance is available in both on-premises and cloud-based formats. It delivers unlimited use of a wide range of Altair® HyperWorks® solver software for simulating mechanics, fluids, electromagnetics, and more, plus industry-leading workload management and optimization tools to keep it all running with maximum efficiency.

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Altair One™

Explore further with Altair One, a turnkey platform that brings together powerful engineering and analytics tools and scalable computing resources, all in one place. With Altair One you get dynamic, collaborative access with a central data repository. Provision scalable resources in the cloud or on-premises through a single pane of glass, run cloud versions of your favorite software, and run simulation jobs in the cloud. Accelerate discovery with unlimited access to all the software and HPC resources you need.

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Redefine What's Possible with HPC

We are seeing a mass increase in data, coming at us from all directions. Whether you are running AI-enhanced HPC applications on-premises or HPC workloads in the cloud, you need platforms and solutions that will offer the performance, scalability, and flexibility to redefine what's possible with HPC.

This presentation by Trish Damkroger from Intel aired at the 2021 Altair HPC Summit, and is about 17 minutes long.

HPC Summit 2021

Budgeting, Allocation Management, and Workload Simulation

Altair's Ian Littlewood, product manager for enterprise computing core development, talks about budget allocation and workload simulation in the new PBS Professional 2020.

HPC Summit 2020

Hierarchical Scheduling for High-throughput Computing Workloads

Jérémie Bourdoncle, senior director of enterprise computing core development at Altair, talks about the benefits of hierarchical scheduling for high-throughput computing with Altair PBS Professional 2020.

HPC Summit 2020

Accelerating Startup Innovation Through Simulation, HPC, and AI

The top three concerns that often plague startups are cost constraints, lack of resource expertise, and enabling technology such as scalable HPC resources or simulation tools. And if you've founded a startup that invents, develops, and builds new physical products, that results in even more things to consider. While many large corporations claim to support startups so they can grow and succeed, there's still an inherent technology gap – especially for companies designing, developing, and manufacturing physical products.

But these complexities don't have to keep you up at night. Smarter, simpler, and scalable simulation, HPC, and AI solutions can unlock your potential and transform your startup. Join panelists from Altair, Oracle for Startups, and Urwahn Bikes, as we share practical hands-on experience that will help you overcome your technology, business, and product development challenges.

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