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Altair Awarded Cray’s 2017 Supplier of the Year at SC17

Cray Inc. Systems Run Altair’s PBS Professional® to Give Companies the Highest Levels of Scalability, Speed, and Efficiency

November 14, 2017 — 
Altair Engineering (Nasdaq: ALTR) is Cray’s winner of the 2017 Supplier of the Year award and the first software company to be awarded this honor. It is a testament to its continued collaboration with Cray and its commitment to integrating PBS Professional, its market-leading HPC software solution, with Cray supercomputers to optimize overall performance for compute-intensive environments. The award was presented during the 2017 Supercomputing (SC17) conference in Denver, Colorado.

“We are pleased to recognize Altair as this year’s 2017 Supplier of the Year for their commitment to HPC, and we’re excited to honor Altair as an outstanding supplier,” said Brian Henry, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cray, who oversees Cray’s supply chain and manufacturing organizations. “This award represents excellence in the supercomputing industry and Altair has demonstrated their commitment to providing leading solutions to the HPC industry.”

Cray and Altair’s development teams work closely together to ensure PBS Professional supports Cray’s latest innovations. The teams have worked extensively to validate and certify PBS Professional on Cray’s unique architecture to ensure customers have the most robust, stable, and highest-performing HPC systems. In early 2015, the collaboration was elevated to an OEM relationship that allows Cray to easily and cost effectively bundle PBS Professional as Cray’s preferred workload management solution for Cray’s supercomputers and clusters. Their common customers benefit from Cray’s ability to easily deliver unique, integrated technologies such as DataWarp I/O acceleration and application power management.

“Altair is honored to have been named 2017 Supplier of the Year by Cray. This recognition means a lot to us, as our relationship has spanned more than 15 years and together we work hard to bring best-in-class solutions to our customers,” said Sam Mahalingam, Chief Technical Officer of Altair. “Altair’s vision is to transform product design and organizational decision-making by applying simulation, optimization, and high-performance computing throughout product lifecycles. Collaborating with leading organizations like Cray helps us move the HPC industry forward by providing better solutions for end users.”

Altair’s PBS Professional is an industry-leading workload manager and job scheduler and the flagship product within the PBS Works suite. The suite also includes PBS Access, an intuitive HPC portal for users to submit and monitor jobs, as well as PBS Control, a powerful command center for administrators to manage and optimize HPC resources. PBS Professional provides the power, flexibility, security, scalability, and reliability users need to manage their complex HPC infrastructures on premises, in the cloud or in hybrid environments. The software is widely used by both commercial and public-sector customers.

More information on Cray’s Supplier of the Year Awards can be found on its website ( To learn more about PBS Professional, visit

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