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PBS Professional Roll Now Available to Clustercorp’s Rocks+ Community

Agreement provides distribution of Altair’s HPC workload management solution with cluster operating environment stack

TROY, Mich., June 29, 2010 – Altair Engineering, Inc. (, a global leader in software solutions that make high-performance computing (HPC) faster, simpler and smarter, announced today that it has partnered with Clustercorp, a leader in systems management solutions for clusters and clouds, to provide PBS Professional, Altair’s EAL3+ certified workload management solution. PBS Professional will be distributed as a Roll through Clustercorp’s popular Rocks+ framework. The PBS Professional Roll is available immediately and offers the Rocks+ community and affiliated hardware vendors a robust workload management solution unrivaled in security and scalability for cluster and cloud software stacks.

Rocks+ is the commercial version of the Rocks Cluster Distribution, an end-to-end cluster and cloud solution, which manages the operating system, cluster management middleware, libraries, compilers, and monitoring tools, all with enterprise-class commercial support from Clustercorp. A Roll is a software packaging mechanism used to expedite the installation of software within the Rocks+ cluster and cloud operating environment. The packaging of PBS Professional in a Roll will make deploying PBS Professional in clusters and clouds a rapid and seamless experience.

“Partnering with Altair Engineering to create the Rocks+ PBS Professional Roll demonstrates Clustercorp’s commitment to providing customers with best-in-class solutions,” said Tim McIntire, CEO of Clustercorp. “As a reseller of PBS Professional, our customers will benefit from the efficiencies of a single-vendor acquisition process, while leveraging each company's core competencies to ensure a great customer experience.”

“Clients require high-performance cluster solutions that can be easily scaled to accommodate various workloads,” said Ed Turkel, manager of business development for HP Scalable Computing and Infrastructure. "With Altair Engineering's PBS Professional available within HP's Unified Cluster Portfolio, clients can take advantage of a cluster solution that delivers exceptional performance and scalability.”

PBS Professional®, the flagship product of the PBS Works™ suite, is a commercial-grade HPC workload and resource manager. PBS Professional makes it possible to easily create intelligent policies to manage distributed, mixed-vendor computing assets, including applications, as a single, unified system. Based on a policy-driven architecture, PBS Works continually optimizes how technical HPC resources are used, ensuring that all resources are used effectively and efficiently.

“Rocks+ PBS Professional combines two industry-leading products to deliver a solution that simplifies life for administrators and makes users more productive quickly,” says Piush Patel, director of Global Partner Programs for Altair. “The results for our mutual clients are improved productivity, confidence in meeting service levels, and reduced hardware and software license costs.”

The PBS Professional Roll is available directly from Clustercorp and its affiliated hardware and distributor partners.

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About PBS Works
PBS Works™ is a suite of on-demand grid-computing technologies that allows enterprises to maximize ROI on computing infrastructure assets. PBS Works is the most widely implemented software environment for grid, cloud, cluster and on-demand computing worldwide. The suite’s flagship product, PBS Professional®, provides a flexible, on-demand computing environment that allows enterprises to easily share distributed computing resources to create and sustain competitive advantages – whether shortened time to market or improved product quality. Leveraging 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 Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the value of business and engineering information. Privately held, with more than 1,300 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 25-year-plus track record for product design and development, engineering software, advanced computing technologies and enterprise analytics, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit

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