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Altair Engineering Collaborates with Wolfram Research to Integrate Mathematica with PBS Professional Workload Management Solution

Partnership provides new job monitoring and batch queuing options to customers

TROY, Mich., (May 16, 2007) - Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that strengthen client innovation and decision-making, today announced that it has formed a partnership with Wolfram Research to integrate PBS Professional with Mathematica. The collaboration will create an optimized parallel Mathematica environment for clusters and high-performance computing (HPC) systems. Mathematica seamlessly integrates a numeric and symbolic computational engine, graphics system, programming language, documentation system and advanced connectivity to other applications.

"We have used our Cluster Integration Package to provide a direct interface with PBS Professional within Mathematica," said Dr. Roman Maeder, director of Parallel Computing Technology for Wolfram. "Users can now launch Mathematica though the PBS Professional workload manager without the need to rely on third-party tools. In addition, users can now take advantage of PBS Professional's advanced capabilities to launch and monitor distributed Mathematica jobs."

PBS Professional is an open workload management solution for HPC environments. The software maximizes the utilization of computing resources by intelligently scheduling and managing computational workload. 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 in a variety of industries.

"We are excited to team up with Wolfram Research to provide solutions for our mutual customers to use our products together," said Dr. Bill Nitzberg, chief technology officer of Altair's PBS GridWorks. "Mathematica is the tool of choice at the frontiers in engineering analysis and modeling of scientific research. Providing robust interfaces to leading scientific and engineering applications such as this provides exceptional value to PBS Professional users."

About Wolfram Research

Wolfram Research is the world's leading developer of technical computing software, offering organization-wide computing solutions. Led by Mathematica, its flagship product, the company's software is relied on today by several million users around the world, and has been the recipient of many industry awards for technical excellence. Wolfram Research is a privately held company founded in 1987 by Stephen Wolfram. It is headquartered in the United States with offices in Europe and Japan. Visit for more information.

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 and Scali Manage. PBS GridWorks products and services 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 1,200 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South 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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