Mountain View, CA — Veridian announced the new professional edition of the Portable Batch System: PBS Pro 5.0. PBS is a leader in supercomputer workload management as well as de facto standard for batch queuing on Linux clusters. The PBS workload management solution and flexible scheduling capabilities provide increased utilization of valuable computer resources. “We saw utilization rates jump from 20 to 70 percent on the IBM SP after installation of PBS,” said David Tweten of the Numerical Aerospace Simulation Facility.
Built on six years of proven PBS technology, PBS Pro 5.0 provides enhancements in new features, stability, reliability and fault tolerance making it the trusted workload management solution for UNIX platforms: workstations, supercomputers, UNIX PC clusters. Features include:
∑ Multiple user interfaces – graphical user interface (GUI) and command line interface (CLI).
∑ Management of both batch and interactive work.
∑ Job-interdependency and chaining. Users can define a wide range of linkages between jobs including the order in which the jobs are executed, synchronization of one job to another and job execution depending on the success or failure of a previous job.
∑ Dynamic load balancing among systems so any one system is not overburdened with work while others remain idle.
∑ Cross-system scheduling. Jobs can be scheduled across multiple systems from one or more systems.
∑ Files can be moved automatically (staged) to the execution system and output files staged off the execution system as required.
∑ Charge-back accounting logs for determining computer allocations.
∑ Provides advanced reservations and meta-computing features to support distributed computing and computational grid technology. The PBS advantage of job tracking capabilities across multiple systems, as well as a common user interface on all UNIX platforms makes cross platform computing much easier for users. “PBS enabled the establishment of a common queuing environment across heterogeneous high-performance computing systems and architectures,” commented Stephen Jones of the DoD USAERDC Major Shared Resource Center.
This announcement follows years of Veridian development and support of the PBS package. Originally developed for NASA, the space agency has encouraged the commercialization of the Portable Batch System. David Lackner, of the NASA Ames Technology Transfer Office stated, “NASA Ames is committed to commercializing NASA-developed technology. This new effort with PBS is exactly the type of success NASA hopes technology transfer will achieve.” Additional information about PBS Pro 5.0 is available at http://www.pbspro.com .
Veridian’s Mountain View, CA office is located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley and includes internationally recognized experts in batch job scheduling, distributed resource management, and supercomputing. Veridian is an advanced information technology company delivering trusted solutions in the areas of national defense, critical infrastructure and essential business systems. A private company with annual revenues of $650 million, Veridian operates at more than 50 locations in the US and overseas, and employs nearly 5,000 computer scientists and software development engineers, systems analysts, information security and forensics specialists and other information technology professionals. Additional information about Veridian is available at http://www.veridian.com .