Troy’s Altair, Supercomputer Maker Cray In OEM Agreement

TROY — The Troy engineering technology developer Altair has announced an original equipment manufacturer agreement with Cray Inc., the Seattle-based supercomputer manufacturer.

The deal makes Altair’s PBS Professional software Cray’s preferred workload manager and job scheduler.

The three-year agreement represents an expansion of Altair’s long-standing partnership with Cray. Under the terms of the agreement, Cray can more easily integrate PBS Professional as the preferred scheduler on Cray systems, with the ability to bundle PBS Professional units with new systems shipped anywhere in the world.

“Our customers will benefit from this relationship as we will be able to more easily and cost-effectively deliver unique, integrated technologies, such as DataWarp I/O acceleration and application power management,” said Barry Bolding, Cray’s vice president of marketing and business development. “Altair and PBS Professional are established leaders in HPC workload management, and we look forward to leveraging this agreement for growth in commercial and other emerging market segments. Now Altair users can come directly to Cray for engineered solutions that are ready to meet their highest HPC requirements.”

Added Altair founder and CEO James Scapa: “This agreement streamlines both the business and technology integrations between our companies. We are proud that Cray has the confidence in our PBS Works product line to invest in this manner, essentially naming Altair as the company’s premier workload management software supplier.”

Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers, storage, and analytics products.

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.

Together, Cray and Altair operate some of the largest supercomputers in existence, including many systems in the weather and aerospace industries. Visit for more information about Cray and Altair collaborations.

Privately held with more than 2,300 employees, Altair operates more than 45 offices throughout 23 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, visit

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