Altair Adds Computing Performance Analytics to GridWorks(TM), Helps Improve Efficiency, Lower TCO

December 11, 2008

TROY, Mich., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Altair today announced the addition
of a powerful new computing performance analytics tool to GridWorks, its suite
of on-demand grid computing technologies. GridWorks Analytics(TM) empowers IT
administrators with a clear vision into the operational efficiency and
utilization of their computing infrastructure, providing better information to
assist with the planning of required hardware and software, and user and group

GridWorks Analytic’s intuitive design delivers a turn-key reporting
environment and provides end users with the ability to automatically generate
reports “out-of-the-box” within a web 2.0 framework. Once deployed, IT
administrators will be able to gain a better understanding of usage trends for
capacity planning, verify project planning assumptions to meet deadlines,
extract accounting data allowing for chargeback and the ability to track
hardware and software license use to optimize ROI.

GridWorks Analytics provides a variety of detailed reports of historical
data for IT administrators, providing unmatched insight into how computing
resources are being utilized. Reports can be automatically generated that
visualize data with graphs and charts. Each report is customizable and can be
securely published directly inside the web 2.0 framework. Access is role based
and provides views at either the individual or group level.

“GridWorks Analytics allows users to easily interact with performance and
computing usage data to create standard or personalized reports,” said Dr.

Bill Nitzberg, chief technology officer, GridWorks. “Altair is focused on
helping customers achieve a higher productivity level and better utilization
of existing computing resources. GridWorks Analytics is a powerful tool to do


    -- Report historical data
    -- Chronological or fixed time data review
    -- Users, Groups, Accounts
    -- Queues
    -- Software
    -- Server
    -- Reservation ID, Name
    -- Architecture

    GridWorks On-Demand-Licensing Model

1. Users only pay for what they use where customers can enable their
entire infrastructure but only pay for concurrent usage of licenses;

2. Flexible software licenses that can dynamically float across enterprise
computing resources, even geographically separate systems to meet changing
needs of users;

3. A single on-demand computing environment that intelligently schedules
applications onto multi-core based infrastructures, maximizing return on
computing capital investments;

The Altair Store, an automated online facility that enables customers to
purchase and download GridWorks software around the clock from any location is
now available at www.pbsgridworks.com.


GridWorks is a suite of on-demand grid computing technologies, developed
by Altair Engineering, Inc., that allows enterprises to maximize ROI on
computing infrastructure assets. GridWorks is the most widely implemented
software environment for grid-, cluster- and on-demand computing worldwide.
The suite’s flagship product, PBS Professional, provides a flexible, on-demand
computing environment that allows enterprises to easily share diverse
(heterogeneous) computing resources across geographic boundaries. To learn
more, please visit www.pbsgridworks.com.


Altair empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology
that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and
engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,400 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 www.altair.com.


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