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Altair Engineering Achieves Qualifications for PBS Professional™ as Intel® Cluster Ready

Altair Focused on Making PBS Professional Simple to Deploy within Intel-based Computing Environments

TROY, Mich, (June 11, 2008) – Altair Engineering announced today its leading on-demand computing software environment PBS Professional has achieved qualification for the Intel® Cluster Ready program. The validation of Altair’s PBS Professional as “Intel Cluster Ready” will provide customers a simplified system for easily managing compute clusters built with Intel processor-based servers.

The Intel Cluster Ready program makes it easier to design, build, sell, program, acquire and deploy clusters by specifying a common basis for clusters. This ensures an unprecedented level of interoperability between software and hardware components. By participating in the Intel Cluster Ready program, Altair is proving its commitment to provide customers a unified cluster solution to reduce costs and increase productivity for clusters, grids and on-demand computing.

“Achieving Intel Cluster Ready status is another example of Altair’s commitment to simplify the deployment of technology solutions for our customers,” said Michael Humphrey, Vice President of Partner Programs for Altair. “PBS Professional is an enabling technology that allows customers to maximize the utility of their hardware and software resources. Our participation in the Intel Cluster Ready program confirms that PBS Professional is ready to run on clusters built with Intel components.”

“Industry support for Intel® Cluster Ready continues to grow and Intel welcomes Altair’s achievement,” said Bill Magro, director, High Performance Computing Solutions, Intel Corporation Software and Solutions Group. “We’re excited Altair’s popular PBS Professional is demonstrated compatible as it simplifies the integration of Intel Cluster Ready systems into grid and on-demand computing environments powered by Altair.”



About Altair

Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,300 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for enterprise analytics, product development, and advanced computing, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.



PBS GridWorks provides a suite of on-demand, policy-based grid computing technologies that allows enterprise clients to maximize their ROI on computing infrastructure assets. As an industry leader in both commercial and open-source workload management solutions, PBS GridWorks is the most widely implemented software environment for grid-, cluster- and on-demand computing worldwide. The suite’s flagship product, PBS Professional, provides a flexible, on-demand computing environment that allows enterprises to easily share diverse (heterogeneous) computing resources across geographic boundaries.
MEDIA CONTACT:
Brad Rutledge
For Altair Engineering
Rutledge Consulting Group
801-824-6218
brad@rutledgeconsultinggroup.com
CORPORATE CONTACT:
Antoine Poussier
Altair Engineering
248-614-2400 Ext. 293
antoinep@altair.com

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