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Unleashing High-Performance Compute Clouds to Overcome EDA Challenges

PBS GridWorks CTO at DAC conference to address management of time-critical EDA workloads by leveraging cloud computing

TROY, Mich., July 23, 2009 – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower innovation and decision-making, today announced that Dr. Bill Nitzberg, the chief technology officer for its on-demand computing division, PBS GridWorks, will discuss cloud computing as a viable solution to cost-effectively manage complex EDA compute workloads during the upcoming Design Automation Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 29, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

“Cost-effective cloud computing requires powerful tools that can match constantly changing workloads with available resources to more efficiently use all resources,” said Dr. Nitzberg. “The benefits allow companies and organizations of all sizes to maximize the utilization of HPC resources, make data-driven IT planning and purchasing decisions, manage complex application workloads and minimize the energy consumed by computing assets.”

The 46th Design Automation Conference (DAC) convenes in San Francisco, Calif., and is recognized as the world's premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, as well as for EDA and silicon solutions. DAC features a wide array of technical presentations, plus more than 200 of the leading electronics design suppliers. For more information and to register, visit

Dr. Bill Nitzberg and PBS GridWorks technical representatives will be on hand throughout the DAC conference (Booth 4208) to answer questions and to provide an overview of the new release of PBS GridWorks.

About PBS GridWorks
PBS GridWorks is a suite of on-demand grid computing technologies, developed by Altair Engineering, Inc., that allows enterprises to maximize ROI on computing infrastructure assets. PBS GridWorks is the most widely implemented software environment for grid-, cluster- and on-demand computing worldwide. The suite’s flagship product, PBS Professional, provides a flexible, on-demand computing environment that allows enterprises to easily share mixed computing resources across geographic boundaries. To learn more, please visit

About Altair
Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management, and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held, with more than 1,300 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, grid computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please

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Airfoil Public Relations
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Company contact:
Bill Webster
PBS GridWorks
Tel.: +1. 651 204 6464

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