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Altair Engineering’s PBS Professional Receives Honors in GRIDtoday Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Awards Based on Voting by GRIDtoday Readers and Editors Worldwide

TROY, Mich., (Sept. 13, 2006) - Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that strengthen client innovation and decision-making, announced today that its PBS Professional technology has been chosen to receive honors in the inaugural GRIDtoday Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented Sept. 12, 2006, at the GridWorld conference in Washington, D.C. Tom Tabor, publisher of GRIDtoday, announced at the event that Altair was recognized with the Readers’ Choice Award for Most Innovative Grid Management Software.

The GRIDtoday Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a survey of thousands of GRIDtoday readers, and will be a permanent annual feature of the publication. GRIDtoday has designated two categories of awards: (1) Readers' Choice, where winners have been determined by a random poll of GRIDtoday readers, and (2) Editors' Choice, where winners have been determined by votes of an advisory group of recognized luminaries, contributors and editors influential in Grid and Service-Oriented IT. More information on these awards can be found at the GRIDtoday website www.GRIDtoday.com.

"We are very excited about this opportunity to articulate the views and opinions of our readers to recognize the accomplishments that are being made in advancing the development and adoption of Grid, Service-Oriented IT and virtualization," said Tom Tabor, publisher of GRIDtoday. "These industry recognition awards send a strong message to the recipients that the many global contributors working in or watching this important computing segment recognize their work, and consider their efforts meritorious. Our congratulations go out to all the winners."

PBS Professional is an open workload management solution for high-performance computing environments. The software maximizes the utilization of computing resources by intelligently scheduling and managing computational workload in a number of industries. By increasing the efficiency of the hardware and software resources, PBS Professional reduces total cost of ownership and provides true business value to grid computing customers.

Grid is being used in fields such as academic research; automotive and aerospace; bio-IT; humanities research; security and defense; financial services; government; manufacturing; oil & gas; pharmaceuticals; telecommunications and others.


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About GRIDtoday

Published weekly, GRIDtoday (www.gridtoday.com) is the world’s leading source of news, information and events covering Grid and Service-Oriented IT. In addition to the weekly publication, GRIDtoday offers daily news alerts capturing the top and most relevant stories from around the globe as well as event-specific coverage from industry cornerstone events. Subscription information for GRIDtoday can be found at: www.gridtoday.com/info/701.html.



About PBS GridWorks

PBS GridWorks provides a suite of technologies that allows enterprise clients to maximize their ROI on computing assets through policy-based grid technology. The suite includes OpenPBS, PBS Professional, e-Compute and Scali Manage. PBS GridWorks products and services are widely deployed within a number of industries, including manufacturing, government, academia, life sciences, energy, digital media and finance. Altair’s mature partner network ensures seamless integration and ease of deployment.





About Altair Engineering
Altair Engineering, Inc. strengthens client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 800 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software and grid computing technologies, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

Diane Forbes
Altair Engineering, Inc.
(248) 614-2400, ext. 464
dforbes@altair.com

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