Altair PBS Works

Altair PBS Works™

We focus on the technology so you can work on what really matters – solving real engineering challenges. With more than 30 years of industry leadership, Altair is your expert high-performance computing (HPC) solution partner. Our industry-leading enterprise computing tools let you orchestrate, visualize, optimize, and analyze your most demanding workloads, easily migrating to the cloud and eliminating I/O bottlenecks.

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Fast, Simple Access to HPC

Scientists, engineers, and researchers need a simple, powerful interface and the freedom to focus on core activities. Altair delivers easy and accessible data collaboration tools, remote visualization without big downloads, and the ability to submit and monitor jobs on remote clouds and clusters.

Give your researchers and engineers a single, easy portal to manage and monitor the work they’re doing with HPC tools.

Industry-leading Workload Management

From physics simulation to scientific discovery and bleeding edge chip design, today's most innovative organizations use the Altair PBS Works management suite — including Altair® PBS Professional® and Altair® Grid Engine® – to schedule, tune, and accelerate HPC workloads.

Powerful Resource Optimization Tools

Drive business value with powerful tools for HPC administration: maximize resource utilization, save on expensive software licenses, monitor, report, forecast, burst to the cloud, and more. Ease cloud migration and identify I/O bottlenecks for easy performance wins.



"Our most significant functionality update since the move to HPC itself. In most cases we are saving a full day of time or more."

– Eric Morales, Sr. Research Engineer

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"Improving run time often doesn’t require extensive rewrites. Knowing where to look is key."

– Keiran Raine, Cancer Researcher

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"By extending Altair Grid Engine to the Microsoft Azure cloud, we gained practically infinite capacity from our hybrid cloud solution in a very cost-effective manner."

– Doron Sayag, IT Enterprise Computing Services Sr. Manager

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Featured Resources

Brose Boosts Windows Cluster Using Altair® PBS Professional®

The team at Brose India, a leading automotive supplier, needed to optimize its high-end Windows workstation and improve efficiency by fine-tuning scheduling and streamlining utilization of its hardware and software infrastructure. We set them up with the industry-leading Altair® PBS Professional® workload manager and Compute Manager job submission portal for their Windows OS environment. Altair was the only vendor with a Windows-based solution that met their requirements.

Customer Stories

Managing TCO in HPC Hybrid Cloud Environments

Enabled by improvements in security, new instance types, and fast interconnects, high-performance computing (HPC) users are increasingly shifting workloads to the cloud. With cloud usage increasing, however, managing and containing costs is a growing concern. As organizations become more reliant on cloud, they are also concerned with staying portable and flexible, and avoiding lock-in to a single cloud ecosystem or provider. In this paper, we make a case for HPC hybrid cloud and explain how operators can manage total cost of ownership (TCO) more effectively. We present a simple TCO model that can help users estimate the cost of hybrid cloud deployments and describe various Altair solutions that can help organizations quickly and cost-effectively implement private and hybrid multi-cloud HPC environments. Using our TCO model, we illustrate how Altair cloud automation and spend management solutions such as Altair® Control™ and Altair® NavOps® can boost productivity and reduce cloud-related expenses while delivering a compelling return on investment (ROI).

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Inphi Corporation Speeds Up Semiconductor Design with Altair Accelerator

Inphi produces high-speed semiconductor components and optical subsystems that enable big data to move quickly throughout the globe, both inside data centers and between broadly distributed computing facilities. In today’s competitive semiconductor design and electronic design automation (EDA) industry, winning organizations leverage high-performance computing (HPC) and high-end design software to stay ahead of the game. As these tools are often expensive, maximizing utilization to ensure the design and development process runs quickly and efficiently — and that everything stays within budget — is the key to delivering innovative technologies to market faster than competitors. The team at Inphi understands the importance of HPC and EDA software performance optimization better than most. They evaluated several competing solutions before selecting Altair Accelerator, which stood out among the competition for superior performance and Altair’s reputation for excellent customer service.

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Rapidly Advancing Electronics: Altair Solutions Enable Rapid Growth for Wired Connectivity Leader Kandou

Kandou is a rapidly growing leader in fast, energy-efficient wired connectivity. Its disruptive technologies include chip products and IP solutions designed to accelerate the evolution of electronics and enable increasingly small, energy efficient, cost-effective devices. Faced with rapid growth, the team at Kandou needed to manage workloads and licensing for their expensive EDA tools. We set Kandou’s team up with Altair Accelerator™ for job scheduling and Altair Monitor™ for real-time license monitoring and management.

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