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Altair Engineering and HP To Deliver High Performance Technical Computing Solutions

Altair’s PBS Pro Grid Technology Now Available across Entire HP Product Line

TROY, Mich., Nov. 19, 2003 - Altair Engineering Inc., a global leader in engineering, consulting and high performance computing technology, announced today a reseller agreement with HP. The agreement allows HP to resell Altair’s PBS ProTM distributed computing technology across its entire product line. In addition, the companies will continue to work together to optimize the performance of PBS Pro on HP hardware and deploy the integrated high performance technical computing solution within client computing environments.

"The combination of HP’s market leading computer systems and PBS Pro distributed resource management software provides a compelling value proposition for HPTC customers," said Michael Humphrey, vice president of Altair’s Enterprise Computing unit. "HP systems based on Itanium 2 processors are rapidly gaining popularity and we have already enjoyed several early wins as a result of this new PBS Pro partnership and HP’s innovative new products."

Altair’s PBS Pro Grid technology allows customers to increase their Return on Investment (ROI) of valuable hardware and software assets by creating a virtual resource pool and then intelligently scheduling computational workload across that virtual pool. Engineers and scientists who utilize PBS Pro are more productive because they can focus their attention on their analyses and are relieved of the need to remember various application and operating specific job control languages.

"PBS/Pro continues to gain acceptance in our core high performance technical computing product (HPTC) market place," said Bruce Toal, Director of HPTC Marketing Solutions for HP. "We are pleased to offer our customers a workload management solution that provides excellent functionality and performance cost-effectively."

About PBS Pro

PBS Pro is the commercial version of the Portable Batch System (PBS), originally developed to manage aerospace computing resources at the NASA Ames Research Center. PBS Pro is the leader in high performance workload management and the de-facto standard for batch queuing on LINUX clusters.

About Altair Engineering

Through product design consulting, advanced engineering software and high performance computing technologies, Altair Engineering increases innovation for clients around the globe. Founded in 1985 and privately held with offices throughout 11 countries, Altair's unparalleled knowledge and expertise in product development and manufacturing extend throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As the developer of Altair® HyperWorks® - The Engineering Framework for Product DesignTM, Altair is the leading provider of high-end, open CAE software solutions for modeling, visualization, optimization and process automation. The company’s grid computing software, PBS ProTM, is a workload management solution for high performance computing environments, LINUX clusters and desktop cycle harvesting that delivers an ROI within one year. For detailed information about Altair, visit
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