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Altair Engineering and Microway Announce Global VAR Agreement for PBS Pro

Microway to bundle Altair’s PBS Pro grid technology with Microway-branded Linux clusters delivered across the globe

TROY, Mich., Nov. 20, 2003 - Altair Engineering, a global leader in product design consulting, engineering software and high-performance computing technology, announced today that they have signed a formal global VAR agreement with Microway, a designer and integrator of state of the art, high end Linux clusters. The agreement allows Microway to market and sell Altair Engineering’s PBS ProTM distributed computing technology with all Microway-branded systems. The bundled technology-hardware solutions provides customers with value-based high-performance computing environments.



"We are excited to include PBS Pro as an integral part of our Linux cluster offerings," commented Stephen Fried, CTO/President and cofounder of Microway. "Altair’s PBS Pro technology provides a sophisticated level of workload management capabilities for our HPC and enterprise customers requiring a high end solution at an attractive price."



"Microway is a recognized leader in the supercomputing community and we are excited to announce this relationship. Now able to deliver their high end clustered solutions, managed by Altair’s PBS Pro workload management technology, Microway can deliver powerful and cost effective solutions to the Linux community", said Michael Humphrey, vice president of Enterprise Computing, Altair.



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


About Microway, Inc.

Microway is a recognized leader in the Supercomputing market. Microway designs and integrates state of the art, high end Linux clusters for universities, life sciences, financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and government research agencies worldwide. Microway's products incorporate Xeon, Itanium2, Opteron and Alpha processors in 1U, 2U and 4U-based custom configurations with monitoring and management tools. Incorporated in 1982, Microway is a member of the Intel Premier Provider program. Its Chairperson serves on the Intel Premier Provider Board of Advisors. For more information and a subscription to Microway's online newsletter, please visit www.microway.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
Ann Fried

Microway

508-746-7341

ann.fried@microway.com

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