About the Event

Join Altair’s high-performance and high-throughput computing experts, along with our partners, technology users, and industry peers, for a virtual summit exploring the leading-edge enterprise computing solutions that will keep innovation moving forward in 2020, and beyond. 

High-performance Computing and IT Optimization Track 

Topics for IT stakeholders on high-performance and high-throughput computing workload management include live PBS Professional user groups, updates on the race to exascale, cloud vendor roundtables, how to drive immediate cost savings through software asset optimization – and more!  

Semiconductor Design Acceleration Track 

Our track for semiconductor IT pros and engineering experts includes sessions on how to drive efficiency at every step of the design process. Take chip design to the cloud with Rapid Scaling solutions that bring cloud costs closer than ever to real demand, save serious money with license-first scheduling tools and meet the design flow mapping tools VLSI engineers at leading semiconductor organizations use to get new technology to market first. 

Reserve your virtual seat now!


September 9 & 10, 2020



No Travel Needed

Participate online


Keynotes, Technical and Training sessions


Learn & Network

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

9:00am – 11:00am

PBS User Group Meeting

Keynote Speaker
Michael Heroux,  Exascale Computing Project
PBS Professional 2020.1 Intro
Bill Nitzberg,  CTO, PBS Works, Altair
LIVE Q&A With Altair Development Team & Technical Experts
11:00am - 11:30am

Hierarchical Scheduling for High-throughput Computing Workloads

Jeremie Bourdoncle, Senior Director, Enterprise Computing Core Development, Altair
11:35am – 12:10pm

Cloud Bursting: State of the Art GUIs for Seamless Scaling

Chris Townend, Director, Enterprise Computing, Altair
Ian Littlewood,  Product Manager, Enterprise Computing Core Development, Altair
12:15pm – 12:50pm

Budgeting, Allocation Management and Workload Simulation

Ian Littlewood,  Product Manager, Enterprise Computing Core Development, Altair
12:55pm – 13:00pm

Closing Remarks

Ernst Burger, Senior Manager, EMEA HPC Marketing, Altair

September 9 – 10, 2020

9:00am CEST Sessions launch on-demand
Altair Weather Solution
Dr Hilary Oliver, Cylc Inventor, Senior Research Software Engineer, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand
David Block,  VP Software Development, Enterprise Computing Core Development, Altair
Ashish Singh,  Senior Technical Manager, Enterprise Computing Core Development, Altair
Fireside Chat: How PING Golf Stays Ahead of the Innovation Curve with Altair HPC Appliance Powered by the Latest Intel Xeon Processor
Rick Watkins,  Director Appliances Business Development, Enterprise Computing Core Development, Altair
Eric Morales,  Senior Engineer, PING, Inc
Cloud Roundtable: Is Cloud Officially Inevitable?
Experts from Azure, Oracle, Google, and Advania get candid about 2020's biggest cloud computing trends and challenges

Second Generation AMD EPYC Processors Speed Up Altair Radioss™ Crash and Multiphysics Simulations
Eric-Lequiniou,  VP Radioss Development and Altair Solver HPC, Altair
The Next Level of AI and Simulation in Science Powered by NVIDIA GPUs – Presenting the new DGXA100
Dai Yang
Michael Liebenthron
Software Asset Optimization for Immediate Savings Impact
Alhad Joshi,  VP Enterprise Analytics, Enterprise Computing Core Development, Altair
Saving Serious Money with License-first Scheduling
Stuart Taylor,  Director, Enterprise Computing Core Development, Altair
Bringing Cost as Close as Possible to Exact Demand with Rapid Scaling
Andrea Casotto,  Chief Scientist, Enterprise Computing Core Development, Altair
Design Flow Mapping and Optimization: The Tool Every VLSI Team Needs
Stuart Taylor,  Director, Enterprise Computing Core Development, Altair

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes please register via the registration page. This will allow us to communicate any agenda changes and relevant information to you.
There is no registration fee to attend to event.
Yes you will be asked for your email and password when the event goes live on September 9, 2020.
We will host live sessions over the two days as well as recorded events which you can browse and watch at your leisure. There will be opportunities for you to engage with our team through live Q&A sessions, visit virtual booths and attend technical sessions.
This is an online event and you can access the event through your login details. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile or tablet devices.
No you do not need to download any software to participate in the event. You only need to have internet access.
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