Altair PBS Professional and HPE Performance Cluster Manager (HPCM)

PBS Professional is fully integrated with HPE Performance Cluster Manager (HPCM), automating 80% or more of administrator’s cluster and workload management tasks.


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The HPCM PBS Professional Connector provides seamless integration between PBS Professional and HPCM, simplifying cluster deployment and management for users and administrators. Following HPE's best practices for HPCM integration, the Connector automates the most commonly used tasks for managing a PBS Professional cluster via HPCM.


Integration highlights:

  • Connector approach automates the majority of common admin tasks using HPE's preferred method for integration
  • Dynamic creation of custom groups in the HPCM GUI when jobs are executed, so admins and users can easily see utilization and performance metrics related to all nodes where a certain job is running
  • Dynamic OS provisioning based on workload in queues, with automatic GUI updates, so PBS Professional can comprehend all existing OS images that can be provisioned on nodes
  • Integrated PBS Professional menus in the HPCM GUI for registering nodes, onlining/offlining (or “draining”) nodes, enabling OS provisioning, deleting jobs and much more
  • Easy access to data on jobs and reservations, including which jobs are running, suspended or checkpointed on nodes
  • Automatic network topology configuration so PBS Professional can optimally place jobs on appropriate network groups
  • Maintenance mode support allowing admins to move 'bad' nodes into maintenance mode for troubleshooting without competing with users’ jobs
  • One-click access to online resources including PBS Professional documentation, user forums and support

Benefits to admin/users:

  • Improved visibility into utilization and performance metrics
  • Improved access to job data (e.g. jobs on cluster, reservations on cluster...)
  • Simplified management (admins can easily perform numerous tasks without needing to open a terminal window)
  • Optimized job placement via automatic topology configuration
  • Very easy to install
  • Easily extensible for site-specific customizations
  • One-click access to support resources

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