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PBS Professional Featured in Desktop Engineering's Editor's Pick of the Week

Workload manager's ability to manage diverse computing assets lauded by Editor at Large

DUBLIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA — Desktop Engineering (www.deskeng.com) announces that Altair Engineering's (Troy, MI) PBS Professional 11.0 for HPC (high-performance) and cloud-based computing workload management was selected its Editor’s Pick of the Week for December 8, 2010.

“PBS Professional is a workload manager intended to increase your software utilization and help improve overall productivity as well as your ROI by giving you the tools to [manage] distributed assets – hardware and software,” says Anthony J. Lockwood, editor at large for Desktop Engineering.

PBS Professional offers “faster scheduling, faster job submission, and faster cold starts” than earlier versions says Lockwood. “PBS Professional 11.0. [also] supports GPU (graphic processing units) configuration and scheduling. By enabling your disparate CPUs and GPUs to function as a unified computing platform, PBS Professional 11.0 can increase your application speed and lower power requirements dramatically.”

“Channeling [the raw power of HPC and cloud computing] to maximize productivity and your investment is no easy thing,” says Lockwood. “PBS Professional could save you a heap of hassles by providing you the tools to develop the intelligent policies to manage mixed-vendor hardware and software assets efficiently.”

Read the full Editor’s Pick of the Week at “Altair Unveils PBS Professional 11.0 HPC Workload Manager.”



About PBS Works
PBS Works™ is a suite of on-demand cloud computing technologies that allows enterprises to maximize ROI on computing infrastructure assets. PBS Works is the most widely implemented software environment for grid, cloud, 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 distributed computing resources to create and sustain competitive advantages – whether shortened time to market or improved product quality. Leveraging a revolutionary “pay-for-use” unit-based business model, PBS Works delivers increased value and flexibility over conventional software-licensing models.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Wilt
Airfoil Public Relations on behalf of Altair
248-304-1418
wilt@airfoilpr.com

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