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Altair Engineering and Scali Partner to Deliver Infrastructure and Workload Mangement Tool

Together, Altair PBS Professional™ and Scali Manage™ provide an integrated "dashboard" approach to workload management and infrastructure

TROY, Mich. and MARLBOROUGH, Mass. - August 17, 2005 - Altair Engineering, Inc. and Scali have reached an agreement to integrate PBS ProfessionalTM with the Scali ManageTM solution. The integrated solution allows customers in high-performance computing environments to manage their Linux based datacenter infrastructure and server workloads from a single management platform. The agreement also provides co-marketing of the combined product solution.



"Our partnership with Scali allows customers to manage their Linux clusters and their workloads with less effort and lower costs," said Mike Humphrey, vice president of Altair’s Enterprise Computing business line. "The integrated combination of our products provides a very compelling value proposition for customers who operate heterogeneous datacenters."



PBS ProfessionalTM is a workload management solution for grid computing environments, Linux clusters and distributed servers and workstations. The software optimizes the utilization of computing resources by intelligently scheduling and managing computational workload in a number of industries, including energy, financial, government, life sciences, gas and oil, logistics, manufacturing and research. By increasing the efficiency of the hardware and software resources, PBS Professional reduces overall total cost of ownership and provides true business value to grid computing.



Scali Manage provides the most complete, integrated and flexible cluster management and monitoring system commercially available. It includes comprehensive tools for system installation, configuration, management and monitoring, as well as support for the industry’s leading cluster interconnects and platforms. The result is a fully-integrated and proven computing environment that reduces costs and increases efficiencies, as well as improves price performance ratios associated with building and running clusters for high-performance computing.



"Large-scale, high-performance computing environments are inherently complex, and pose critical management challenges," said Bjorn Skare, chief executive officer of Scali. "By joining forces with Altair, we’re able to smooth some of those challenges, and help organizations get optimal performance from their Linux data centers."



"Scali and Altair are important partners in HP’s Unified Cluster Portfolio, which brings the benefits of compute, data management, and visualization together in rapidly deployable and reliable solutions for our customers looking to solve demanding design and simulation challenges,"said Bruce Toal, director of marketing of the High Performance Computing Division at HP.



About Scali

Founded in 1997, Scali is the leading developer of Linux clustering solutions that enable companies to maximize the performance of their Linux datacenters. Hundreds of companies including Goodyear, P&G, DaimlerChrysler, Lockheed Martin, US Army and Naval Air, Schlumberger and Shell benefit from using Scali’s cluster management solutions and MPI libraries. Scali helps these customers fully leverage their Linux datacenter investments, respond quickly to evolving business requirements, lower IT costs and reduce datacenter complexity. The company is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts with research and development in Oslo, Norway and sales offices throughout Europe and the United States.


About Altair Engineering

Through product design consulting, advanced engineering software and high-performance computing (HPC) technologies, Altair Engineering increases innovation for clients around the globe. Founded in 1985 and privately held with offices throughout 12 countries, Altair's unparalleled knowledge and expertise in product development and manufacturing extend throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As the developer of Altair® HyperWorks® - The Engineering Framework for Product DesignTM, Altair is the leading provider of high-end, open CAE software solutions for modeling, visualization, optimization and process automation. The company’s grid computing software, PBS ProfessionalTM, is a workload management solution for HPC environments, Linux clusters and desktop cycle harvesting that delivers an ROI within one year. For detailed information about Altair, visit www.altair.com
Michael Kidder

Altair Engineering, Inc.

(248) 614-2400, ext. 269

media@altair.com
Colleen Kmiecik

Marx Layne & Company

(248) 855-6777

ckmiecik@marxlayne.com
Rick Friedman

Scali, Inc.

(508) 281-7100 x301

rfriedman@scali.com
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