SGI And Altair Renew OEM Agreement

PBS Professional Continues as SGI's Workload Manager Based on Success of Initial Three-Year Term

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 13, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —   Altair today announced that SGI® has renewed its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement naming PBS Professional® as SGI's workload manager and job scheduler with global support provided by Altair.

Originally signed in 2012, the renewed agreement makes it possible for SGI to continue integrating Altair's PBS Professional® scheduler on SGI High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems in a more cost-effective manner, endeavoring to maintain favorable costs as system sizes and CPU-core counts continue to increase.

"We have collaborated with Altair to enable our customers to effectively manage and scale their workloads and efficiently solve their most complex challenges. This collaboration has brought unique features to the combination of Altair's PBS Professional and SGI's System Management Suite," said Gabriel Broner, vice president and general manager of High Performance Computing Business Unit, SGI. "The ratification of our agreement will allow us to continue providing unique solutions for our customers to ensure they are able to grow with their production supercomputing needs."

"SGI's renewal of their PBS Professional OEM agreement signals the value of PBS Professional as an embedded workload manager for their HPC systems," said Piush Patel, VP of Global Partner Programs for Altair. "With PBS Professional as SGI's scheduler, SGI is better positioned to offer a winning solution to customers seeking reliable, scalable systems for their HPC environment."

A global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and management, SGI helps companies find answers to the world's biggest challenges. Their commitment to innovation is unwavering and focused on delivering market-leading solutions in HPC and high performance data analytics (HPDA), and services. SGI solutions provide unmatched performance, scalability and efficiency for a broad range of customers.

Altair has served the HPC market for decades with award-winning workload management, engineering, and cloud computing software. 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.

SGI and Altair provide solutions to some of the largest supercomputers in existence including SGI's largest TOP500 system, Pleiades at NASA Ames. The companies have recently collaborated to offer power-efficient computing via a PBS Professional integration with SGI Management Center 3.0, announced and demonstrated at the 2014 Supercomputing Conference (SC 2014) in New Orleans. A video demonstration of the capabilities can be found here:

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 2,400 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA, and operates more than 45 offices throughout 24 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit

About SGI
SGI is a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management that enable customers to accelerate time to discovery, innovation, and profitability. Visit ( for more information.

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