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Tower International Selects Altair's Compute Manager

Global Auto Manufacturing Leader Simplifies HPC Environment with Web Portal for Workload Management

TROY, Mich., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair, a global provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) and high-performance computing (HPC) software and services, today announced that Tower International (NYSE: TOWR), a leading global automotive manufacturer, has selected Altair's Compute Manager to simplify and streamline access to distributed resources.

Compute Manager is a Web-based application for accessing computing resources from any location. With Compute Manager's easy to use interface, users can set up jobs on remote HPC systems, access geographically distributed applications and data, manage and monitor workloads, and visualize results remotely from virtually any Internet-enabled device.

"Tower International is a respected leader in a competitive industry, so they understand the importance of choosing new technologies that will improve the return on investment for their existing HPC systems," said Sam Mahalingam, CTO for Enterprise Computing at Altair. "Compute Manager simplifies the process of managing application workload on remote resources, so Tower's engineers can easily perform simulations using various solvers on the HPC system, and visualize results, without having to deal with complicated command line interfaces or network bandwidth and latency issues."

A leading manufacturer of engineered automotive structural components and assemblies, Tower initially implemented Altair's PBS Professional for workload management on their HPC cluster to help reduce computation times for highly complex CAE simulation applications like Altair RADIOSS and OptiStruct. Tower then added Compute Manager to this environment, implementing the solution from bare metal to a fully operational environment within two weeks.

"With Compute Manager it's much easier for our engineers to manage simulation jobs and data," said Pankaj Garg, Information Technology Manager at Tower International. "Compute Manager is a key enhancement to our PBS Works environment, ensuring we extract more value from all our software investments while helping our users to be more efficient and productive."

Learn more about Compute Manager at http://www.altair.com/compute-manager.

About Altair
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 40 offices throughout 20 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

SOURCE Altair Engineering

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