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Altair Engineering’s PBS Pro Selected by Cray Inc.

Cray to bundle Altair’s PBS Pro Grid Technology with Cray X1tm systems

TROY, Mich., Nov. 18, 2003 - Altair Engineering Inc., a global leader in engineering, consulting and high performance computing technology, announced today an agreement with Cray Inc. (Nasdaq NM: CRAY). Under the agreement, Cray will bundle Altair’s PBS Pro distributed computing technology with all Cray X1 supercomputers and resell PBS Pro into the installed base of existing Cray T-90TM, Cray SV1TM and Cray MTATM systems.



PBS Pro enables customers in the government, life sciences, energy, research, logistics, manufacturing and financial industries to optimize the utilization of their high performance computing environments by aggregating computation resources into a virtual pool and intelligently scheduling their computational workload across this virtual pool. Engineers and scientists who utilize PBS Pro are more productive because they can focus their attention on their analyses and are relieved of the need to remember various application and operating specific job control languages.



"Cray software engineers have been working with Altair’s PBS Pro developers for more than a year and together we have optimized the scalability and performance of PBS Pro on the Cray X1 platform" said Wayne Margotto, Engineering Manager at Cray. "Cray X1 supercomputers are designed to address the world’s most challenging technical problems. We bundled PBS Pro with our X1 systems so customers can maximize their utilization of these powerful supercomputers."



"Because Cray customers perform computational analyses requiring massive scalability and performance, this new relationship is ideal, said Michael Humphrey," vice president of Altair Engineering’s Enterprise Computing Business Unit. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with Cray and hope to extend this PBS Pro agreement to iinclude future Cray products as they become available."



About Cray, Inc.

Cray’s mission is to be the premier provider of supercomputing solutions for its customers’ most challenging scientific and engineering problems. For more information on the company, visit www.cray.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
Cynthia Rogers

Edelman

312-233-1390

Cynthia.rogers@edelman.com

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