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Altair Engineering and Phoenix Integration Collaborate to Create Optimized CAE Software Solution for Leading Aerospace and Defense Organizations

Integration of PBS Professional™ with PHX CenterLink® ensures maximum utilization of computing resources while dramatically shortening product design times

TROY, Mich. and WAYNE, Pa, (Dec. 4, 2007) – In response to customer requests, Altair Engineering and Phoenix Integration have developed a unified software solution for aerospace and defense organizations using computer-aided engineering (CAE) software for product design. By closely integrating Altair’s PBS Professional™ software for cluster, grid and on-demand computing with the industry-leading PHX CenterLink® software for accelerating design simulations from Phoenix Integration, customers benefit from a cost-effective, speed optimized, integrated solution. Design teams can create processes in PHX ModelCenter®, a visual environment for process integration, and upload to PHX CenterLink, which acts as a broker for PBS Professional to manage both Windows and UNIX analyses over grid computing networks.

The configuration of PBS Professional and PHX CenterLink provides a software solution that is popular with customers because it eliminates custom integration efforts, speeds technology implementation time and delivers an easy-to-use solution for faster results and maximizes efficiency and utilization of high-performance computing (HPC) resources. Customers who have standardized the use of PBS Professional for management of grid computing resources and have then integrated PHX CenterLink benefit from accelerated design simulations and optimized speed to run integrated processes faster.

“The PBS Professional Connector also enables PHX CenterLink users to leverage the full power and value of grid computing for PHX ModelCenter components; design optimization, simulation, visualization and trade studies. This enables design teams to collaborate and perform trade studies in parallel,” explains Scott Woyak, President and CEO of Phoenix Integration. “Organizations that have already standardized on PBS Professional will gain advantages of PHX ModelCenter integration that features graphical analyses, integration with CAD/CAE tools, and Web collaboration between conceptual and preliminary design teams to dramatically shorten design cycles.”

“Altair Engineering works closely with its application partners to deliver integrated solutions that deliver greater value than each of the components alone,” said Michael Humphrey, Vice President of Partner Programs for Altair. “PBS Professional is an enabling technology that allows customers to maximize their computing resources. Together, PBS Professional and PHX CenterLink deliver customers a more complete software solution that meets the demands for higher performance.”

About Phoenix Integration

Phoenix Integration commands a leadership position in flexible, scalable, high-performance enterprise solutions for engineering process integration and design optimization. Phoenix software is used worldwide for modeling and simulation during engineering design phases by global organizations in the aerospace and defense industries, and commercial enterprises, including nine of the top 10 U.S. defense contractors and seven of the top 10 aerospace companies. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Phoenix Integration conducts R&D and customer support operations from facilities in Blacksburg, Virginia. For more information, visit

About Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Altair’s PBS GridWorks is a suite of on-demand grid computing technologies 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 diverse (heterogeneous) computing resources across geographic boundaries. Privately held with more than 1,400 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 customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit
Brad Rutledge
For Altair Engineering
Rutledge Consulting Group
Sarah Pyle,
For Phoenix Integration
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