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August 29, 2015 8:49 PM ET


Company Overview of Altair Engineering, Inc.

Company Overview

Altair Engineering, Inc. engages in the development and application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes, and decisions to improved business performance. It provides HyperWorks, a computer-aided engineering simulation software platform that allows businesses to create products; solidThinking software to create, develop, and market technology that helps user community bring the desirable products to their customers; PBS Works, a workload management suite for high-performance computing and cloud environments; cloud solutions; and partner alliance services, such as product engineering, industrial design, technical staffing, HyperWorks solutions, and analytics s...

1820 East Big Beaver Road

Troy, MI 48083

United States

Founded in 1985





Key Executives for Altair Engineering, Inc.

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Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Altair Engineering, Inc. Key Developments

SGI and Altair Renew Original Equipment Manufacturer Agreement

Altair announced that SGI has renewed its original equipment manufacturer agreement naming PBS Professional as SGI's workload manager and job scheduler with global support provided by Altair. Originally signed in 2012, the renewed agreement makes it possible for SGI to continue integrating Altair's PBS Professional scheduler on SGI High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems in a more cost-effective manner, endeavoring to maintain favorable costs as system sizes and CPU-core counts continue to increase.

Altair Announces PBS Professional 13.0 General Availability

Altair announced the general availability of PBS Professional 13.0, the latest version of the software product for high-performance computing workload management and job scheduling on clusters and supercomputers. The 13.0 version has been architected to meet the needs of companies looking to prepare for the move to exascale and is the large release in PBS Professional's more than 20-year history as a commercial product. Its new features and capabilities include faster job launch, a comprehensive health check framework and scalability to millions of jobs per day. New features in version 13.0 include: Million-core scalability tested to more than 50,000 nodes; Fast, reliable startup of huge MPI jobs tested at tens of thousands of MPI ranks, which minimizes delays caused by faulty nodes; Fast throughput on short jobs supports more than 1 million jobs per day; cgroups eliminate resource contention jobs run faster and don't interfere with each other or the OS; Comprehensive health check framework monitors users' health check script behavior either checks run or node is marked down; Expanded hook events for more plugin extensibility and customization; More policy controls to better match clients' business needs; Scheduling priority formula expanded with full math functions, conditional expressions, and a threshold for job start eligibility; Fine-grained targeting for preemption, configurable at the queue level; General fairshare formula enables accruals per-Q, license sharing, time-of-day, power use, and even combinations of these; Expanded support: Intel MPI and MPICH2 on Windows; UNC paths for stdin, stdout, and file staging on Windows; SLES 12 and RHEL 7; Custom resources can be created directly using qmgr, without the need to restart the server; Long job and reservation names supported.

Cray and Altair Announce OEM Agreement

Altair announced an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Cray Inc. PBS Professional is now Cray's preferred workload manager and job scheduler. The three-year agreement represents an expansion of Altair s long-standing partnership with Cray. Under the terms of the agreement, Cray can more easily integrate PBS Professional as the preferred scheduler on Cray systems, with the ability to bundle PBS Professional units with new systems shipped anywhere in the world.

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