Altair extends strategic relationship with HPE

TROY — The Troy-based engineering technology developer Altair Inc. announced a new original equipment manufacturing agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE), the spinout company created in the 2015 split of HP’s enterprise-level computer business and its personal computer and printer business.

Altair officials said the deal extends a long-standing relationship between the company and SGI, formerly known as Silicon Graphics, which HPE recently acquired.

The deal allows HPE to include Altair’s PBS Professional workload manager and job scheduler on all of HPE’s high performance computing systems.

Said Sam Mahalingam, chief technical officer for enterprise solutions at Altair: “With PBS Professional as its premier workload management software supplier, HPE will be able to provide our common customers with a powerful solution to meet their growing HPC requirements.”

As an HPE-integrated product, PBS Professional optimizes job scheduling on HPE Apollo and HPE SGI servers to achieve the highest levels of system utilization. PBS Professional is also integrated with HPE’s HPC system management solutions: HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility for (CMU) for HPE Apollo and HPE ProLiant platforms as well as HPE SGI Management Suite for HPE SGI 8600 systems.

“Altair’s PBS Professional is an established leader in HPC workload management,” said Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager for HPC and AI segment solutions at HPE. “We look forward to leveraging this agreement to give our customers access to an attractive PBS Professional offering to manage job scheduling and maximize system utilization on HPE’s industry leading HPC infrastructure.”

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Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair operates 68 offices in 24 countries and serves more than 5,000 corporate customers. More at

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