Hosted at The Innevation Center
Las Vegas, NV

These free workshops are only open to attendees of the 2017 PBS Works User Group.

Workshop Day 1 - May 22, 2017

9:00am – 12:30pm

Session 1: Integrating Applications and Managing Workloads with Compute Manager and Display Manager
Instructor(s): Manish Amin

Objective: In this training course, students will be shown how to analyze various integrated application definitions, and be technically guided so they can create their own effective and functioning application definitions.

Overview: Compute Manager allows users to submit jobs through a Web-based interface, manage workloads, and immediately review and download the results.

Users can also use Compute Manager to plot curves and create animations without needing to first download the results. Compute Manager is application-aware, which means that jobs can be set up on distributed resources with easily configurable application definitions, thereby supporting virtually unlimited solver formats. These jobs are then monitored both graphically and analytically, making results visualization, with secured access, possible from any internet-enabled device.

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Session 2: Using PBS Plugins to Customize and Extend PBS Professional
Instructor(s): Manish Amin

Objective: Students in this course will be shown how to construct basic hook scripts step by step.

Overview: PBS Professional provides is a robust workload management system supplying the features required to manage diverse workloads across a wide variety of environments.

PBS Pro Plugins provide a mechanism for administrators to supply Python scripts that further customize and enhance the capabilities of PBS Pro. Examples include job filtering, automatic resource assignment, resource monitoring, and node health checks.

Workshop Day 2 - May 24, 2017

9:00am – 12:30pm

Session 3: Deploying HPC Applications on Public Cloud
Instructor(s): Jeremie Boudroncle and Antoine Castaing 

Objective: Students in this workshop will learn the concept of, design HPC appliance, integrate new application into, and how to manage and deploy HPC appliance on the cloud through 

Overview: Altair is a cloud platform that easily creates, manages, deploys and monitors HPC appliances for public clouds, private clouds, and bare metal.

Solution architects are able to define fully engineered HPC appliances whether it is in the cloud or on-premise hardware, a vast variety of middleware is supported including applications from Altair, 3rd software, or in-house. Engineers and scientists can easily deploy and use appliances via a self-service model as well.

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Getting started with the PBS Professional Open Source Software (OSS) Project
Instructor(s): Manish Amin, Subhasis Bhattacharya, and Michael Karo

Objective: Attendees will build, install, configure, and utilize the PBS Pro OSS package.

Overview: PBS Professional optimizes job scheduling and workload management in high-performance computing (HPC) environments to improve system efficiency and user productivity.

In 2016 Altair released PBS Professional under an open source software license allowing it to bridge the gap between the public and private sectors. By supply releases that accommodate the needs of both early adopters and production environments, PBS Pro is better able to serve the needs of a growing community.

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