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Altair Engineering Collaborates with The MathWorks to Integrate MATLAB Distributed Computing Tools with PBS Professional Workload Management Solution

Combination delivers flexible compute power that satisfies variations in demand from multiple applications.

TROY, Mich. USA (Oct. 26, 2006) - Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that strengthen client innovation and decision-making, today announced that it has collaborated with The MathWorks, the world’s leading developer of technical computing software for engineers and scientists, to integrate The MathWorks Distributed Computing Toolbox with Altair’s PBS Professional.

PBS Professional is an open workload management solution for high-performance computing (HPC) environments. The software maximizes the utilization of computing resources by intelligently scheduling and managing computational workload in a number of industries. By increasing the efficiency of the hardware and software resources, PBS Professional reduces total cost of ownership and provides true business value to grid computing customers.

The Distributing Computing Toolbox provides engineers and scientists with a high-productivity programming tool that simplifies the task of developing distributed and parallel applications and executes them on a cluster of computers, without leaving the technical computing development environment.

"Since the Distributed Computing Toolbox provides a scheduler interface via open APIs, it was easy to integrate the Toolbox with PBS Professional. This integration will allow our customers to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the PBS Professional workload manager," said Silvina Grad-Freilich, product manager for distributed computing and application deployment products at The MathWorks.

"The collaboration with The MathWorks and integrating their Toolbox into PBS Professional brings a new level of sophistication to our advanced grid technology," said Michael Humphrey, vice president of Altair’s GridWorks business unit. "Bundled together, these products are completely compatible and will provide both of our customers with the dependable flexibility to apply resources exactly when and where they are needed."

About The MathWorks

The MathWorks is the world's leading developer of technical computing and Model-Based Design software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set based on MATLAB and Simulink, The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other industries. The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,400 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts. For additional information, visit

About PBS GridWorks

PBS GridWorks provides a suite of technologies that allows enterprise clients to maximize their ROI on computing assets through policy-based grid technology. The suite includes OpenPBS, PBS Professional, e-compute, Scali Manage and a variety of professional services. PBS GridWorks products are widely deployed within a number of industries, including manufacturing, government, academia, life sciences, energy, digital media and finance. Altair’s mature partner network ensures seamless integration and ease of deployment.

About Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering, Inc. strengthens client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,000 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software and grid computing technologies, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit

Diane Forbes
Altair Engineering, Inc.
+1.248.614.2400, ext. 464

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