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PBS Pro Becomes Cray’s Preferred Workload Manager

Altair Logo StackedToday Altair announced an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Cray Inc. PBS Professional is now Cray’s preferred workload manager and job scheduler.

The three-year agreement represents an expansion of Altair’s long-standing partnership with Cray, a global leader in supercomputing and high-performance computing (HPC) systems. 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.”

Cray builds the world’s most advanced HPC systems, and offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers, storage, and analytics solutions that deliver unrivaled sustained performance on a wide range of challenging applications. Today’s announcement ensures improved, out-of-the-box productivity for Cray’s customers.

This agreement streamlines both the business and technology integrations between our companies,” said James Scapa, Altair founder and chief executive officer. “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.”

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.

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