Altair Finalizes Global Partnership with Fujitsu

               Altair Finalizes Global Partnership with Fujitsu

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

PR Newswire

TROY, Mich., June 4, 2013

TROY, Mich., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --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

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 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 or


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