Altair has stated that it will provide an open source licensing option for its HPC (high-performance computing) workload manager, PBS Professional. Scheduled to be released mid-2016, PBS Pro will be available for two different licensing options for commercial installations and as an open source version.
The PBS Pro HPC workload management technology originated from NASA’s Ames Research Center and was acquired by Altair in 2003. It is currently used for scheduling, management, monitoring and reporting on clusters and TOP500 owners.
“There is growing demand for open source middleware technology to support high-end HPC computing initiatives and broader access to HPC both on-premise and via the cloud,” says James R. Scapa, chairman and CEO of Altair. “Our goal is for the open source community to actively participate in shaping the future of PBS Professional driving both innovation and agility. The community’s contributions combined with Altair’s continued research and development, and collaboration with Intel and our HPC technology partners will accelerate the advancement of PBS Pro to aggressively pursue exascale computing initiatives in broad classes and domains.”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.