News Room

« Previous Back to News List Next »

Rock Flow Dynamics to Resell Altair’s PBS Professional®

Leading oil and gas software provider now sells top HPC workload manager directly to customers

TROY, Mich., April 21, 2015 – Altair today announced that Rock Flow Dynamics, a leading provider of software and services to the oil and gas industry, is now a globally authorized reseller of PBS Professional®, its high-performance computing (HPC) workload manager and job scheduler for clusters, clouds, and supercomputers.

The agreement allows Rock Flow Dynamics to sell PBS Professional to users of its industry- leading reservoir simulation product, tNavigator®. Altair announced tNavigator support for PBS Professional in October 2014. Used by thousands of companies worldwide, PBS Professional enables engineers in HPC environments to improve productivity, optimize resource utilization and efficiency, and simplify the process of cluster workload management.

“Reselling PBS Professional lets us provide greater value to our users,” said Kirill Bogachev, chief technology officer, Rock Flow Dynamics. “PBS Professional is fully integrated with tNavigator, so users can be sure of optimal throughput and performance. Now, by acquiring this integrated solution as a single purchase from Rock Flow Dynamics, users have a simple path for getting up and running quickly with a tightly integrated solution for reservoir engineering.”

tNavigator is the only product on the market that can dynamically combine a fully interactive 3D graphical user interface and a record-breaking parallel supercomputing engine. The product’s core algorithms are based on cutting-edge scientific developments in reservoir engineering and provide optimally efficient use of modern computing platforms. As a result, tNavigator provides superior performance and unparalleled user efficiency for reservoir engineers at the corporate reservoir simulation centers and in the field.

“This reseller agreement is a win for oil and gas companies and their engineers, who can now simplify and accelerate adoption of HPC systems for reservoir analysis,” said Bill Nitzberg, chief technology officer for PBS Works™ at Altair. This agreement offers a new option for engineers who need robust, scalable, high-end systems to support their compute-intensive work.”

For more information on PBS Professional and its benefits for users in the energy industry, please visit the oil and gas solutions section at

About Altair
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,300 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA, and operates more than 45 offices throughout 23 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit

Media Contacts:
Altair Corporate/Americas
Jennifer Korail
Altair Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Evelyn Gebhardt
+49 6421 9684351

Request Information

Get Started Today!