Bill Nitzberg

Author Archives: Bill Nitzberg

Dr. Bill Nitzberg is the CTO of PBS Works at Altair Engineering, Inc. With over 30 years in the computer industry, spanning commercial software development to high-performance computing research, Dr. Nitzberg is an internationally recognized expert in parallel and distributed computing. Dr. Nitzberg has served on the board of the Open Grid Forum, he co-architected NASA’s Information Power Grid, edited the MPI-2 I/O standard, and has published numerous papers on distributed shared memory, parallel I/O, PC clustering, job scheduling, and cloud computing. In his spare time, Bill tries to reduce his pack weight for his long-distance hiking trips.

An Open Letter to the HPC Community

We’re releasing PBS Professional under an open source license… why? More than 20 years ago, I was just starting my career in HPC at NASA, where, along with a great team, we developed the original PBS software. Today, PBS Professional … Read More

Highlights from the 2015 PBS User Group

Last month, HPC experts from around the globe – Europe, Japan, Australia, and the Americas – gathered at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, for the 2015 PBS User Group. It’d be impossible to capture all the great … Read More

Featured Event: 2015 PBS Works User Group

2015 PBS Works User Group (PBSUG) conference begins today and continues for the rest of the week in Mountain View and Sunnyvalle, California! PBSUG brings together HPC thought leaders, experts, and engineers from around the world to participate in presentations … Read More

Thought Leader Thursday: Trends in HPC – Exascale

If you’re like me, you probably love predictions about the future of technology. The most thought-provoking predictions promise radical changes in infrastructure, business, and culture… basically, completely changing life as we know it. However, if you are into technology, you … Read More

Featured Event: EnterpriseHPC 2014

EnterpriseHPC 2014 – Inside Advanced Scale Commercial Challenges is scheduled to take place September 7 – 9 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California. Altair is a proud sponsor at this invitation-only high-performance computing (HPC) summit that provides … Read More

Altair Unaffected by Heartbleed Virus

By now, you have probably heard about “Heartbleed“, a security vulnerability that has affected a majority of the web sites across the Internet, as well as many enterprise software products. Altair takes computer security very seriously (e.g., PBS Professional is … Read More