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Thursday, February 16 • 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Taking PBS Pro Open Source: From Crazy Decision to Early Operational Success - Dr. Bill Nitzberg, PBS Works @ Altair Engineering

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The PBS Pro workload manager focuses on high-performance computing (HPC), a small but influential sector of the overall IT space. The software was born at NASA Ames Research Center in the early 1990s, commercialized and acquired by Altair in the early 2000s, and, by the 2010s, became one of the top tools for HPC job scheduling and workload management.

Altair announced the bold (crazy?) decision to release PBS Pro as Open Source in November 2015, and made good on the promise in June 2016. This talk dives deep into the decision process (hint: not everyone was excited), the business and operational issues that had to be addressed (hint, many, many issues and a lot of effort), and the early outcome (hint: overall positive, and still a work in progress).

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Bill Nitzberg

CTO, PBS Works, Altair
Dr. Bill Nitzberg is the CTO of PBS Works at Altair Engineering, Inc. With over 25 years in the computer industry, spanning software development to high-performance computing research, Dr. Nitzberg is an internationally recognized expert in parallel and distributed computing. Dr. Nitzberg has served on the board of the Open Grid Forum, co-architected NASA’s Information Power Grid, edited the MPI-2 I/O standard, and has made dozens of... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Grand Sierra B

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