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Altair Partner Alliance Grows 45 Percent In 2013, Tops 40 Partners

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TROY (WWJ) — The Troy provider of engineering and high performance computing software Altair Engineering says its Altair Partner Alliance grew substantially in 2013, reaching agreements with 13 new technology partners.

Altair’s Partner Alliance for its HyperWorks engineering software suite and the PBS Works HPC Partner Program for its PBS supercomputer management software adds tools from third-party software providers, encouraging them to make their products compatible with Altair’s, allowing them to operate seamlessly with Altair products.

A number of new partners are scheduled to launch in the first half of 2014, including Maplesoft, Sentient Science, NovusNexus, Matelys and Multiscale Design Systems, among others. With 35 active partners, more than half of the APA members participated in this year’s Altair Technology Conference series by either sponsoring or attending, helping to illustrate the mutual benefits realized by both the partners and Altair.

“Since joining the Altair Partner Alliance in 2008, the relationship has exceeded our expectations for revenue growth, new customers and demand for our entire product range,” said Steve Tudberry, vice president of Altair partner HBM Inc., a Southfield-based developer of fatigue analysis and durability prediction software. “In addition, the 2013 Altair Technology Conference series provided a great environment to interact with customers and partners with demonstration and networking opportunities. This allowed us to share our latest capabilities for fatigue and durability analysis with innovative companies from a multitude of industries.”

The APA has also experienced substantial customer growth since 2012, with nearly a 25 percent increase in customers using partner products and 62 percent of those users accessing more than one partner product for their CAE projects.

Altair also supports its client base with a broad array of integrations with leading HPC technology products. Companies like HP, Cray Inc., SGI, Fujitsu, Acer, Dell, Intel, NVIDIA, AMD and others benefit from enabling their hardware, software and infrastructure products on PBS Professional, Altair’s suupercomputer workload management software. These alliances make HPC components more readily accessible to Altair users.

“With their deep expertise in both workload management and end-user applications, Altair is a key software partner for Cray in HPC,” said Peg Williams, Cray’s senior vice president of high performance computing systems. “Cray and Altair have a long-established history of collaboration and working together to deliver the reliable and well-supported computing resources organizations need to be successful.”

One of this year’s most notable achievements was Altair’s honor of receiving the Voyager Award from Intel, reserved for those who have contributed to expanding the global reach and overall market growth of Intel Cluster Ready solutions.

Altair’s HyperWorks platform applies a revolutionary subscription-based licensing model in which customers use floating licenses to access a broad suite of Altair-developed, as well as third-party, software applications on demand. The Altair Partner Alliance effectively extends the HyperWorks Platform from more than 20 internally developed products to upwards of 50 applications with the addition of new partner applications. Customers can invoke these third-party applications at no incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks licenses. Customers benefit from unmatched flexibility and access, resulting in maximum software utilization, productivity and ROI. For more information about the Altair Partner Alliance, visit http://www.altairalliance.com.

Altair’s PBS Professional has been used for more than 20 years at thousands of customer sites to easily share distributed computing resources across geographic boundaries. PBS Professional is the flagship product for PBS Works, a comprehensive suite for optimizing HPC environments that offers additional tools for Web-based submission, analytics and data management. For more information about PBS Works and the available integrations, visit http://www.pbsworks.com. 

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