Transvalor Bundles Altair's PBS Professional(TM) with Every Software Sale to Deliver Greater Customer Value

    On-Demand Computing Software Environment Allows Customers to Run More
    Computing Simulations, Achieve High Productivity

    TROY, Mich., June 26 /CNW/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global
provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and
decision-making, today announced that Transvalor, a leading simulation
software company, plans to bundle Altair's PBS Professional on-demand
computing software environment with every software sale for the cluster
version. In an effort to deliver greater customer value, Transvalor decided to
provide all of its cluster version customers with PBS Professional, because it
helps improve the productivity of Transvalor's simulation software. Existing
Transvalor customers will also receive PBS Professional as part of the
    "With the advent of recent multi-core processor technologies, our
customers are running many more simulations and need an efficient and flexible
on-demand computing environment to manage all their simulation jobs," said
Etienne Wey, general manager of Transvalor. "We have integrated PBS
Professional with our Forge application for Windows and Linux environments to
satisfy this customer requirement and to deliver greater value with our
    PBS Professional is an on-demand computing software environment that
provides features such as workload management and job scheduling, which are
essential in powering grids, clusters and on-demand computing 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. In response to industry changes, Altair's innovative
and patented software licensing model for PBS Professional allows users to
only pay for what they use, thus powering a pure on-demand computing
    "Transvalor is the leading supplier of simulation software to the forging
industry. Altair is pleased to extend our collaboration with Transvalor," said
Michael Humphrey, vice president of PBS GridWorks. "By bundling PBS
Professional with their Forge application, Transvalor provides their customers
with a more complete solution, which optimizes the utilization of multi-core
technologies. This partnership is an excellent example of how Altair's
technology and licensing mechanism allows partners to add value to their

    About Transvalor S.A.

    Transvalor, founded in 1984, is a subsidiary of ARMINES, which manages
the French "Ecole des Mines" multiple research centers. Located in Sophia
Antipolis, Transvalor specializes in material-forming software. The company's
main software is Forge, used to simulate hot and cold metal forming.
Transvalor products have been installed in more than 300 sites in Europe, the
United States, India and Japan. Transvalor serves customers in the automotive
and aeronautic, heavy forge and chemical industries, as well as many other
industries involved in the metal forming. For more 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 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. powers on-demand computing and innovation for
customers worldwide. 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 more than 3,000 customers in a broad range of industries. To
learn more, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Diane Forbes of Altair Engineering, Inc., (248)
614-2400, ext. 464,, Web Site:;

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