Altair Raises the Bar for Secure HPC Workload Management

           Altair Raises the Bar for Secure HPC Workload Management

PBS Professional® Now Supports Red Hat Cross-Domain Systems, Enables
Consolidation and Cost Savings

PR Newswire

DENVER, Nov. 19, 2013

DENVER, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Altair, a global provider of
high-performance computing (HPC) technology and services, today announced PBS
Professional support for cross-domain configurations of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux, delivering robust new security capabilities for HPC workload

By supporting cross-domain (also known as multi-level security) systems, PBS
Professional provides a better solution for flexible, highly configurable
shared environments where security and performance are top priorities, such as
classified research and development communities and government organizations.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux's cross-domain capabilities, provided by the
platform's inclusion of SELinux features, deliver an out-of-the-box
configuration that allows users and data at different security levels to share
the same hardware. This is particularly useful for the U.S. military and
intelligence communities, where information systems supporting multiple data
sets (such as those classified as Secret, Top Secret, or Confidential)
historically have had to remain physically separate due to security concerns.

By providing a cross-domain supercomputing platform, the Altair solution with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux enables organizations to dramatically reduce HPC
procurement costs. Rather than maintaining numerous individual HPC systems,
users can now consolidate to just a few supercomputers, resulting in millions
of dollars in upfront savings, reduced datacenter footprints and power
consumption, and a simplified IT architecture.

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux features tight integration with SELinux, which
enables the platform's native configurations to offer Role-Based Access
Control (RBAC), data labeling, and continuous monitoring of security
controls," said Paul Smith, vice president and general manager, Public Sector,
Red Hat. "Through PBS Professional, Altair abstracts these technical
complexities to provide a consumable interface for cross-domain
supercomputing, supporting multi-level security and unifying underlying
security controls with workload management."

One of the most popular workload management products in existence, Altair's
PBS Professional has been used for more than 20 years at thousands of customer
sites to easily share distributed computing resources across geographic
boundaries. PBS Professional is the flagship product for PBS Works™, a
comprehensive suite for optimizing HPC environments that offers additional
tools for Web-based submission, analytics and data management.

Altair is working with a user to produce a case study documenting specific
gains enabled by the cross-domain solution, expected to be finalized in Q1

About Altair
Altair empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that
optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and
engineering information. Privately held, with more than 2,000 employees,
Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and
Asia/Pacific. With a 28-year track record for high-end software for
engineering and computing, enterprise analytics solutions, and innovative
product design and development, Altair consistently delivers a competitive
advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please
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