Built-in integrations with multiple analytic applications
Supported commercial applications include IBM DataStage®, SAS® applications running on SAS Grid Manager® for Platform, MathWorks® MATLAB® and hundreds of other applications already integrated IBM Spectrum LSF. Pre-packaged connectors and integration recipes are provided for popular open-source tools including Python®, R®, Apache® Spark™, Dask, and Jupyter® Notebooks along with leading machine learning frameworks for easy deployment.
Automated, application-aware cloud bursting
Built-in cloud resource connectors and multi-cluster functionality provide a more secure, seamless path to hybrid cloud computing, providing IT managers increased flexibility to pursue new IT service delivery models with consolidated reporting, management dashboards, and policy and cost controls. Data management polices ensure that the required data is available in the cloud before provisioning computational resources, avoiding idleness while data is moved.
Advanced GPU-aware scheduling
Maximize the use of expensive GPU resources and support modern GPU-aware distributed deep learning frameworks. NVIDIA GPUs, are automatically detected and configured, dramatically simplifying the administration of GPU servers. This, combined with NVIDIA GPU behavior monitoring, health and diagnostics, accounting, and process statistics helps organizations get the most out of their accelerated computing infrastructure.
Automated workflows and calendar management
Automate complex businesses processes to speed and improve process reliability. Provides the ability to trigger flows automatically based on calendar expressions. Scheduling policies and priorities can also be automatically changed based on the day/time of the week.
Support for Docker and other container environments
Out of the box support for Docker, Singularity and Shifter enable containerized and non-containerized workloads and workflows to co-exist within the grid.
Integrated reporting and dashboards
Simplify troubleshooting to solve problems faster with customizable dashboards and tailored reports. Provides usage-based reporting for capacity planning and chargeback management.
Built on industry-leading IBM Spectrum LSF capabilities
Leverages the comprehensive functionality of the IBM Spectrum LSF family combined with integrations for popular open source analytic packages.