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Altair Finalizes Global Partnership with Fujitsu

Fujitsu to Resell Altair’s PBS Professional on all PRIMERGY Systems, Integrated with New HPC Cluster Suite

TROY, Mich., June 4, 2013 – Altair, a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services, today announced that Fujitsu will resell Altair’s market-leading workload management software product, PBS Professional®, as a component of Fujitsu’s recently announced high-performance computing (HPC) cluster software stack.

A leader in worldwide information and communication technology, Fujitsu is now an Altair global authorized reseller and will offer PBS Professional on all Fujitsu PRIMERGY HPC computing systems. Fujitsu has also selected PBS Professional as the default workload manager for its Fujitsu Software HPC Cluster Suite (HCS) Advanced Edition, which includes such extended features as large cluster support and high availability, as well as support for multiple clusters at a single site.

The integrated solutions will improve productivity for users seeking practical and efficient HPC solutions.

"By providing our HPC users with first-rate workload management products like PBS Professional, Fujitsu is maintaining its leadership in simplified, reliable HPC computing solutions," commented Uwe Neumeier, Vice President, Global Server Business at Fujitsu. "Altair is a leader in HPC software and services, and PBS Professional is the default product for commercial-grade workload management. We are happy to be partnering with Altair to provide the highest quality HPC solutions for our customers.”

“With Fujitsu as an authorized PBS Professional reseller, Altair is ensuring our users have access to a broader range of HPC computing options,” said Bill Nitzberg, Chief Technology Officer for PBS Works at Altair. “We are proud that Fujitsu chose PBS Professional for its top-level HPC Cluster Suite solution, which of course needs to offer the best available workload management for HPC users."

The HPC Cluster Suite (HCS) is a comprehensive, purpose-built software stack that includes a set of fully validated HPC software components for x86 HPC clusters. The stack combines the best-of-breed open source and proprietary software products and tools that ensure optimal usage of the Fujitsu PRIMERGY x86 hardware platforms, along with ease of management and use.

Fujitsu’s portfolio of PRIMERGY servers offers reliability, quality and performance for HPC users. Incorporating more than 30 years of experience and intellectual property, PRIMERGY provides a complete ecosystem that helps enterprises operate more efficiently and drive down costs. PRIMERGY servers also excel in energy efficiency, virtualization features and sophisticated system management functions.

One of the most popular workload management products in existence, Altair’s PBS Professional has been used for more than 20 years at thousands of customer sites to easily share distributed computing resources across geographic boundaries. PBS Professional is the flagship product for PBS Works, a comprehensive suite for optimizing HPC environments that offers additional tools for Web-based submission, analytics, and data management.

Fujitsu customers can use PBS Professional by choosing the Advanced Edition of the HPC Cluster Suite, or by requesting PBS Professional as their preferred workload management option on any PRIMERGY servers. Fujitsu will deploy PBS Professional on the chosen system, so users can get started immediately with no manual installation required. Support and maintenance for PBS Professional on PRIMERGY systems are included.




About PBS Works
PBS Works™, Altair's suite of on-demand cloud computing technologies, allows enterprises to maximize ROI on existing infrastructure assets. PBS Works is the most widely implemented software environment for managing grid, cloud, and cluster computing resources worldwide. Its flagship product, PBS Professional®, allows enterprises to easily share distributed computing resources across geographic boundaries. With additional tools for portal-based submission, analytics, and data management, the PBS Works suite is a comprehensive solution for optimizing HPC environments. Incorporating a revolutionary “pay-for-use” unit-based business model, PBS Works delivers increased value and flexibility over conventional software-licensing models. Visit www.pbsworks.com to learn more about how PBS Works makes high-performance computing faster, smarter and more productive.

About Altair
Altair empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held, with over 1,800 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 27-year track record for high-end software for engineering and computing, enterprise analytics solutions, and innovative product design and development, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com or www.simulatetoinnovate.com.

Press Contact:
Jennifer Korail
Airfoil for Altair
+1-248-304-1457
korail@airfoilgroup.com

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