SGI is collaborating with Altair to develop scheduling and systems management solutions to support energy efficient computing at exascale levels.
As part of the expanded relationship, SGI has entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Altair that names Altair as its preferred workload management supplier and makes it possible for SGI to more cost-effectively integrate Altair’s PBS Professional scheduler on SGI HPC systems, ensuring costs remain favorable as system sizes and CPU-core counts continue to increase.
“Exascale is forcing a redefinition of the way customers approach computing and systems management,” said Christian Tanasescu, vice president of software product engineering at SGI.
“Companies won’t be able to simply apply or extrapolate the work done at petascale levels to maintain performance once they move to the exascale range, and this agreement allows us to tailor solutions for our customers that allow them to scale their workloads efficiently and cost-effectively.”
“SGI and Altair are committed to delivering energy-efficient and affordable computing resources to the high-performance computing community,” said Bill Nitzberg, chief technology officer for PBS Works at Altair. “With this project, we have taken a lead role in providing the enabling capabilities for power management in the age of exascale computing.”