Job Scheduling and Commercial-grade HPC workload management

By: Pbs Works  09-12-2011
Keywords: Scheduling, Computing Resources, Workload Management

Gaining a competitive advantage of being cost effective and productive have emerged as today’s biggest HPC challenges. Serving as the foundation of all PBS Works solutions, PBS Professional provides improved productivity, optimized resource utilization & efficiency, and scheduling the process of big data.

on PBS Professional's benefits in gaining the most out of your HPC environment.

As HPC facilities move beyond petascale towards exascale systems, an effective workload management solution is essential. PBS Professional has the capabilities to move toward exascale computing, and has a proven history of scalability with leading HPC facilities, including those in the Top500. PBS Works’ solutions combines intelligent scheduling algorithms with application-aware user portals and visualization tools that maximize the return on your HPC investments.

Some key items include:

  • Green Provisioning™: Monitor, shutdown, and restart computing resources based on HPC workload requirements to support enterprise energy conservation initiatives. Validated by several leading PBS Works sites, Green Provisioning has lowered their energy use by up to 20 percent.
  • Security: PBS Professional is the only workload management solution to be EAL3+ certified.
  • Policy-driven Job Scheduling: PBS Professional makes it possible to easily create intelligent policies to manage distributed, mixed-vendor computing assets as a single, unified system. Based on a policy-driven architecture, PBS Works continually optimizes how your technical HPC resources are used, ensuring that all resources are effective and efficient.

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Keywords: Computing Resources, Scheduling, Workload Management

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