Altair PBS Works™ is the market leader in comprehensive, secure workload management for high-performance computing (HPC) and cloud environments. It allows HPC users to simplify the management of their HPC infrastructure while optimizing system utilization, improving application performance, and maximizing ROI on hardware and software investments.

PBS User Group meetings are a regular feature in USA. ASIA with its rapidly growing user base more than qualifies to have its own event with many organisations now adopting this technology of choice.

Apart from introducing the latest features and solutions from the PBS stable, discussing the new acquisitions and partnerships, the user group allows a platform for knowledge and experience sharing amongst the peer group. The past user groups in other geographies have been as much a learning experience for us as has been for the PBS users, and having resulted in product enhancement based on user feedback. With a mass of expert users of PBS Works in ASIA now, the user group also offers an opportunity to you to list your requirements and features that can aid you in your business, and provides us an insight into what can we do to help you achieve it.

The event will end with recognising some of the key contributors and users of the PBS Suite of products; a small token of our appreciation for those contributing to the adoption of HPC in general, and PBS in particular in the region.

0900 – 1000

PBS Works User Group Inauguration and road-map

Dr. Bill Nitzberg – CTO, PBS Works

1000 – 1020

HPC reliability improvement and container integration with PBS Works

Mr. SOH Hwee Jin, Melvin – Senior Assistant Director – High Performance Computing Centre, NTU
Mr. Edwin Tan Seng Tat – Senior Assistant Manager – High Performance Computing Centre, NTU

1030 – 1100 Morning Tea Break
1100 – 1120

GPU monitoring and management with NVIDIA data center GPU manager (DCGM)

Dr. Gabriel Noaje – Senior Solutions Architect, NVIDIA APAC

1120 – 1150

PBS Works for HPC and AI

Subhasis Bhattacharya – Senior Director, Software Development

1150 – 1220

User Group Open Forum Discussion

An open-forum discussion to discuss and share challenges, ideas and best practices for PBS Works.

1220 – 1230

Closing Notes and Awards

Awards for a challenge on “An ideal system architecture for HPC and AI converged requirements”

Subhasis Bhattacharya works as Senior Director, Software Development at Altair Engineering. He has about 20 years of experience in mission-critical systems and distributed systems architecture and development, and he currently heads the global PBS Professional engineering team. Since joining Altair India in 2008, Subhasis has been making key contributions to business and technical aspects for PBS Professional. He has made vital contributions to the scalability and performance of PBS Professional, and with his leadership, the PBS Professional team has made great strides in process improvements and automation, and is delivering more features, faster than ever.

For enquiries, please contact Mr Manjunath Doddam at [email protected]

We are pleased to invite you for the Spectrum Scale Forum at Supercomputing Asia 2020. The event is organized by IBM in collaboration with Nvidia, Mellanox and Moonwalk, and will host several interesting sessions like the history of Spectrum Scale till modern day, use cases, AI infrastructure solutions built for data centers, etc.

0930 – 0945 New users: Welcome
0945 – 1030 New users: Spectrum Scale use cases
Speaker – Chris Maestas (IBM)
1030 – 1100 Morning Tea Break
1100 – 1130 New users: How to design a Spectrum Scale cluster
Speaker – Xiang Zhan (IBM)
1130 – 1215 New users: Orientation for New users
Speaker – Chris Maestas (IBM)
1215 – 1230 New users: Q&A
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1340 Welcome
Speaker – John Ramieri (IBM Software Defined Storage Exective)
1340 – 1410 Spectrum Scale V5 & ESS update
Speaker – Chris Maestas (IBM)
1410 – 1430 Spectrum Scale Erasure coding edition benchmark
Speaker – Antony Steel (Systemethix)
1430 – 1450 National Data Fabric on Spectrum Scale AFM
Speaker – Jake Carrol (University of Queensland)
1450 – 1520 Tiering data from Spectrum Scale to NAS
Speaker – Moonwalk
1520 – 1550 Afternoon Tea Break
1550 – 1610 Storage for AI
Speaker – Frank Kraemer (IBM)
1610 – 1640 AI infrastructure solutions built for data centers
Speaker – Gabriel Noaje (Nvidia)
1640 – 1710 Network Offload For Storage Computing
Speaker – Ashrut Ambastha(Mellanox)
1710 – 1740 Manage massive unstructed data in Spectrum Scale
Speaker – Nilesh Bhosale (IBM)
1740 – 1800 Spectrum Scale troubleshooting
Speaker – Bing Zhu (IBM Support team)
1800 Get Together

Spectrum Scale experts from IBM WW, IBM partners, and Spectrum Scale clients.

If you are new to Spectrum Scale, don’t miss morning session, which will include basic knowledge of Spectrum Scale. Afternoon sessions are open for all audiences, as long as you are interested on IBM Spectrum Scale technology.

For enquiries, please contact Mr Swapnil Srivastava at [email protected]

The DDN User Group at SC Asia is an annual conference that brings together the best and brightest scientists, researchers and technologists to share and learn how leading global HPC organizations are executing cutting-edge initiatives that are transforming the world.

The goal of the event is to gather the community during SC to discover how HPC organizations are assessing and leveraging technology to raise the bar on HPC innovations and best practices. From exciting user presentations to engaging roundtable conversations and groundbreaking technology updates, this can’t-miss event delivers the ideas and inspiration to help your cutting-edge HPC, AI, and analytics initiatives transform the world.


Laurence Liew
Director, AI Industry Innovation Singapore

Chris J. Newburn (CJ)
Principal Architect in NVIDIA Compute Software for HPC strategy and Software Product Roadmap, NVIDIA

For enquiries, please contact [email protected]


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