Altair WorkloadXeleratorTM Overview

Industry’s Fastest Enterprise Job Scheduler with Event-driven Architecture for Highest Throughput and High-Performance Hierarchical Scheduling
Altair WorkloadXelerator is an enterprise grade job scheduler designed for distributed High-Performance-Computing (HPC) environments. As a highly adaptable solution, it is capable of managing compute infrastructures from small dedicated server farms to complex distributed HPC environments.

The Meta package of Altair WorkloadXelerator (Altair WorkloadXelerator Meta) also includes a hierarchical scheduler architected to off-load the base scheduler, enabling greater throughput, better license and resource utilization, and more flexible scheduler usage models.


Benefits for Designers

  • Sub-second latency for best performance and user experience
  • Full Visibility into key job resources (CPU, memory & license)

  • Added benefits with the Meta package:
  • Exclusive access to “private” scheduler, allows “self-directed” flows
  • High throughput for highly parallel workloads of uniform short jobs

Benefits for the Infrastructure

  • Scalable small footprint architecture for best resource utilization
  • Customizable alerts and notifications
  • Fast restart without impacting running jobs

  • Added benefits with the Meta package:
  • Flexible usage models (on-demand, workload, project)
  • 6-10X higher throughput without adding compute capacity

Benefits for Management

  • High capacity scalable architecture capable of scheduling billions of jobs per day
  • Manage organizational priorities with comprehensive policy management features

  • Added benefits with the Meta package:
  • Improved license management
  • Fairshare and Preemption
  • Global policy and license management