Altair released Compute Manager 12.0, a faster version of its software for running, monitoring, and managing workloads and results on distributed resources in high-performance computing environments.
Compute Manager is a Web-based job portal that serves as a simple interface for submitting and monitoring jobs in PBS Professional complexes. The solution automates job submission tasks, "bridging the gaps between users and their distributed applications, so users only need to focus on the data and applications they wish to run without concern for any of the associated technical complexities," the company says. It further allows users to browse and modify remote files while minimizing the necessity to write, modify and test complex application scripts.
Compute Manager 12.0 runs one-and-a-half times faster than previous versions, according to Altair. A single instance of the software can handle more than 100 concurrent users and up to 500,000 jobs. It is capable of scaling beyond 500 concurrent users through new load-balancing support that enables a highly redundant and highly scalable configuration. The latest version of Compute Manager also incorporates a new version of the Access Management Service, a graphical interface that allows specification of which individuals and/or groups can access various applications and which users may share application profiles.
Display Manager 12.0, a Web-based interface for visualizing large datasets, is built into the same framework as Compute Manager, allowing users to choose between them for viewing remote results. Requiring no client-side software installation, Display Manager operates with no movement of data (only pixels), eliminating lengthy data transfer times.
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