PSSC Labs Announces CBeST Cluster Management Toolkit Software Update Version 6.0

LAKE FOREST, CALIF., March 2, 2022  — PSSC Labs, a developer of high performance computing (HPC) and big data computing solutions, announced today an updated release CBeST Cluster Management Toolkit®.  Software Version 6.0 update includes kernel optimizations, custom scripts and open source tools integrated, optimized and customized for your specific PowerWulf® ZXR1+ HPC Cluster hardware and applications.

Version 6.0 includes:

Updated OS Support
  • Ubuntu® 20.04 LTS
  • Red Hat® 8.0
  • CentOS Linux 7.0.
Support for Containers Using Singularity Software

Includes PSSC Labs’ new SimpleAI Framework. Singularity, a cross-platform, open-source computer program that performs operating-system-level virtualization also known as containerization. With Singularity containers, developers can work in reproducible environments of their choosing and design, and these complete environments can easily be copied and executed on other platforms – helping bring the HPC and Enterprise computing worlds together.

SimpleAI Framework

SimpleAI Framework enables users to speed up their Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning workloads. SimpleAI includes the following tools:

  • Tensorflow
  • PyTorch
  • Caffe
  • Keras, CUDA
  • cuDNN
  • Rapids AI
Refinements to Existing Features

Improvements to these popular features include:

  • Message Passing Interface
  • Portable Batch Schedulers (including Slurm)
  • Compilers (including Basic GNU development tools and Intel OneAPI Toolkit)
  • Ganglia Hardware Monitoring Utilities
  • Clonezilla Node Imaging and Replication Utility
  • Remote Management (via Intel Platform Management Interface)

“With the addition of Singularity and SimpleAI Framework, maintaining OS compatibility and continuing to finetune our existing features, CBeST 6.0 is our best version yet” said Alex Lesser, President, PSSC Labs.


CBeST Cluster Management Toolkit Version 6.0 is included with all outgoing PSSC HPC systems and available for existing systems in the field. PSSC Labs also addresses distinct customer requirements by offering customized refinements of this software toolkit.  Go here [link] to learn more.

About PSSC Labs

For over 25 years PSSC Labs has provided custom, on-premise high performance computing (HPC) systems designed to meet unique enterprise computing challenges. PSSC Labs offers HPC AI deep learning solutions and other big data solutions and delivers relentless performance with the absolute lowest total cost of ownership – all backed with industry-leading US-based support.

All products are designed and built at the company’s headquarters in Lake Forest, California.

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