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Altair Engineering and AMD Collaborate to Deliver Low-Cost, High-Performance Computing

Mutually beneficial relationship will leverage expertise and resources to optimize Altair® PBS ProfessionalTM grid technology.

TROY, Mich., (June 7, 2006) - Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that strengthen client innovation and decision-making, today announced that it had formed a relationship with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to capitalize on recent developments in dual- and multi-core microprocessor technology and optimize Altair® PBS ProfessionalTM grid technology. PBS Professional, an advanced workload management solution, supports AMD single, dual- and quad-core microchips on Linux, SUSE, Red Hat and Solaris operating systems. AMD is a leading global provider of microprocessor solutions for computing, communications and consumer electronics markets.



AMD has recently formed a grid technology team that will focus on working with grid application providers. The team will provide Altair with hardware and access to technical resources to enable a tighter integration with AMD chip technology and PBS Professional. The collaborative effort is clear affirmation of the value of grid technology to help provide economical high-performance computing (HPC) solutions to AMD clients.



"This is a powerhouse partnership that reaffirms the future of dual- and multi-core technology," said Michael Humphrey. "Both AMD and Altair are leaders in their respective fields. The collaboration enhances the performance of both of our products. As grid and chip technology evolve, Altair will continue to work with companies like AMD to ensure that HPC customers receive maximum benefit from their hardware and software investment."



PBS Professional is an open-architecture workload management solution for HPC environments. The software maximizes the utilization of computing resources by intelligently scheduling and managing computational workload. 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.



"Altair’s grid technology helps our clients maximize their throughput on market leading multicore systems based on AMD technology," said Monica Behncke, director, Commercial Segment Marketing, AMD. "The combination of AMD hardware and PBS Professional software delivers productivity gains, adding true business value to grid computing customers."



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, Scali Manage and a variety of professional services. PBS GridWorks products 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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