PBS Professional and the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor

PBS Professional now supports the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor for job scheduling.

Get more information:

  • Download the Intel case study on Altair’s PBS Professional and RADIOSS development work with Xeon Phi
  • Watch an interview and demo of Altair’s RADIOSS running live on Xeon Phi with PBS managing workload
  • Read the press release announcing PBS Professional support for Xeon Phi
  • Download the configuration toolkit for automating the configuration of PBS in a Xeon Phi environment
  • Watch an InsideHPC interview with Intel about Altair's PBS and RADIOSS integrations with Xeon Phi
  • Get the white paper on the PBS Professional Xeon Phi integration, for details on how to manually configure PBS Professional to support a basic or advanced configuration of Intel Xeon Phi
PBS Professional on Intel® Xeon Phi™:
  • Currently supported out of the box
  • Altair offers a configuration toolkit that automates the process of configuring PBS Professional in a Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor environment
How PBS sees Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor: "A Precious Consumable Resource":
  • PBS Professional matches workload to resources
    • Limits resource usage for users, groups, queues, etc.
    • Influences the order in which jobs are started
    • Resources can exist at various levels (host, server, queue)
  • We configure PBS to consider the coprocessor resource(s) during job scheduling
  • PBS Professional records usage of Intel Xeon Phi devices within the accounting logs
    • E.g. how many Intel Xeon Phi devices were used and/or how many Intel Xeon Phi cores were used
  • Supports basic and advanced configurations
    • Running single or multiple Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor jobs on a node

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