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Transvalor Bundles Altair’s PBS Professional with Every Software Sale To Deliver Greater Customer Value

On-Demand Computing Software Environment Allows Customers to Run More Computing Simulations, Achieve High Productivity

TROY, Mich., (June 26, 2007) – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, today announced that Transvalor, a leading simulation software company, plans to bundle Altair’s PBS Professional on-demand computing software environment with every software sale for the cluster version. In an effort to deliver greater customer value, Transvalor decided to provide all of its cluster version customers with PBS Professional, because it helps improve the productivity of Transvalor’s simulation software. Existing Transvalor customers will also receive PBS Professional as part of the decision.


“With the advent of recent multi-core processor technologies, our customers are running many more simulations and need an efficient and flexible on-demand computing environment to manage all their simulation jobs,” said Etienne Wey, general manager of Transvalor. “We have integrated PBS Professional with our Forge application for Windows and Linux environments to satisfy this customer requirement and to deliver greater value with our offering.”


PBS Professional is an on-demand computing software environment that provides features such as workload management and job scheduling, which are essential in powering grids, clusters and on-demand computing 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 in a variety of industries. In response to industry changes, Altair’s innovative and patented software licensing model for PBS Professional allows users to only pay for what they use, thus powering a pure on-demand computing environment.


“Transvalor is the leading supplier of simulation software to the forging industry. Altair is pleased to extend our collaboration with Transvalor,” said Michael Humphrey, vice president of PBS GridWorks. “By bundling PBS Professional with their Forge application, Transvalor provides their customers with a more complete solution, which optimizes the utilization of multi-core technologies. This partnership is an excellent example of how Altair’s technology and licensing mechanism allows partners to add value to their products.”



About Transvalor S.A.

Transvalor, founded in 1984, is a subsidiary of ARMINES, which manages the French “École des Mines” multiple research centers. Located in Sophia Antipolis, Transvalor specializes in material-forming software. The company’s main software is Forge, used to simulate hot and cold metal forming. Transvalor products have been installed in more than 300 sites in Europe, the United States, India and Japan. Transvalor serves customers in the automotive and aeronautic, heavy forge and chemical industries, as well as many other industries involved in the metal forming. For more information, visit www.Transvalor.com.




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. powers on-demand computing and innovation for customers worldwide. Privately held with more than 1,200 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South 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 more than 3,000 customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

Diane Forbes
Altair Engineering, Inc.
+1.248.614.2400, ext. 464
media@altair.com

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