Altair announced PBS Professional support for cross-domain configurations of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, delivering new security capabilities for HPC workload management.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux's cross-domain capabilities, provided by the platform's inclusion of SELinux features, deliver an out-of-the-box configuration that allows users and data at different security levels to share the same hardware. According to Altair, this has been useful for the U.S. military and intelligence communities, where information systems supporting multiple data sets (such as those classified as secret, top secret, or confidential) historically have had to remain physically separate due to security concerns.
By providing a cross-domain supercomputing platform, the Altair solution with Red Hat Enterprise Linux enables organizations to reduce HPC procurement costs, the company says. Rather than maintaining numerous individual HPC systems, users can now consolidate to just a few supercomputers, resulting in millions of dollars in upfront savings, reduced datacenter.
"Red Hat Enterprise Linux features tight integration with SELinux, which enables the platform's native configurations to offer Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), data labeling, and continuous monitoring of security controls," said Paul Smith, vice president and general manager, public sector, Red Hat. "Through PBS Professional, Altair abstracts these technical complexities to provide a consumable interface for cross-domain supercomputing, supporting multi-level security and unifying underlying security controls with workload management."
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