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Altair Ports RADIOSS, MotionSolve, and Optistruct CAE Applications to Sun's Solaris 10 OS on X86 Platform

Antoine Poussier
Altair Engineering, Inc.
+1.248.614.2400, ext. 293

Sun will also be a global Gold Sponsor for Altair’s 2008 HyperWorks Technology Conference series

TROY, Mich., Aug. 20, 2008 – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that strengthen client innovation and decision-making, today announced the company has now ported solver solutions to Sun's Solaris™ 10 Operating System (OS) on x86 systems. The ported versions of RADIOSS, OptiStruct and MotionSolve are scheduled to be available by the end of this year.

“This agreement affirms our long-term relationship with Sun and our desire to work with them to give our customers powerful CAE solution choices,” said Michael Humphrey, Altair vice president of partner programs. “We’re also very pleased that Sun is a global Gold Sponsor for our HyperWorks Technology Conference (HTC) series this year, which will be held at locations around the world from July to November.”

Altair has already modified the MPP and SMP versions of RADIOSS, as well as the OptiStruct and MotionSolve codes, to run on the Solaris 10 OS and provide compatibility with Solaris containers and future releases of the operating system. Altair has also received hardware and technical support from Sun.

“Sun is very pleased to collaborate with Altair in enabling HyperWorks users to take advantage of the Solaris 10 OS,” said Steve Kimmey, HPC Community Manager of Sun Microsystems. “Running HyperWorks on the Solaris 10 OS gives engineers and designers a strong combination of reliability and performance that supports innovation and productivity.”

More information on the Altair’s products offered on Sun technology is available at www.sun.com/altair. Additional information on the Altair 2008 HTC series can be found at www.altairhtc.com.

RADIOSS, a linear/non-linear finite-element solver, is widely used for dynamic simulations. OptiStruct facilitates analysis by predicting optimal shapes early in the design process. MotionSolve provides powerful multi-body systems analysis based on a revolutionary new formulation technique.

About Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering, Inc. 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 1,300 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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