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Atipa Technologies Signs Value Added Reseller Agreement With Altair Engineering

Altair’s PBS Pro grid technology to be bundled with Atipa-branded computer systems powered by AMD and Intel CPU technologies

TROY, Mich., Nov. 21, 2003 - Altair Engineering, a global leader in product design consulting, engineering software and high-performance computing technology, announced today that it has signed a formal VAR relationship agreement with Atipa Technologies, a privately-held company based in Lawrence, Kansas. The agreement allows Atipa to market and sell Altair Engineering’s PBS ProTM distributed computing technology with the organization’s high performance computing (HPC) systems. The bundled technology-hardware solution provides clients with a powerful value packed solution.



"Atipa is pleased to partner with Altair in selling and supporting PBS Pro as part of our turnkey systems" said Bret Stouder, director at Atipa Technologies. "Altair’s PBS Pro software enhances the manageability and increases the utilization of our compute clusters for clients in the government research and academic sectors."



PBS Pro has enabled customers in the life sciences, energy, research, logistics, manufacturing and financial industries to optimize the utilization of their high performance computing environments.



"Atipa’s Linux cluster solutions provide excellent performance, scalability and value. The combination of Atipa’s technologies and services with Altair’s PBS Pro workload management application offers a compelling value proposition to a wide cross-section of customers," said Michael Humphrey, vice president of Enterprise Computing, Altair.




About Atipa Technologies

Atipa offers customers a single point of contact for delivering turnkey Linux-based solutions, including software, hardware, appliances, support, and professional services. Atipa Technologies has a unique ability to provide quality systems that meet ISO-Certified standards at a price that keeps its solutions not only available for U.S. researches but, those World-wide. For more information on Attpa Technologies call toll free (888) 222-7822 or visit online at www.Atipa.com.



About PBS Pro

PBS Pro is the commercial version of the Portable Batch System (PBS), originally developed to manage aerospace computing resources at the NASA Ames Research Center. PBS Pro is the leader in high performance workload management and the de-facto standard for batch queuing on LINUX clusters.



About Altair Engineering

Through product design consulting, advanced engineering software and high performance computing technologies, Altair Engineering increases innovation for clients around the globe. Founded in 1985 and privately held with offices throughout 11 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 ProTM, is a workload management solution for high performance computing 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

mkidder@altair.com
Bret Stouder

Atipa Technologies

785-841-9513

bstouder@atipa.com

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