Cray and Altair Announce OEM Agreement

Altair recently announced a three-year original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Cray Inc. naming PBS Professional® as now Cray’s preferred workload manager and job scheduler.

Customers can already access PBS Professional through Cray under the terms of the agreement, which allows Cray to bundle PBS Professional® units with new systems shipped anywhere in the world.

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.

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“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.”

“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.”


PBS Professional enables engineers in HPC environments to improve productivity, optimize resource utilization and efficiency, and simplify the process of workload management.

Together Cray and Altair operate some of the largest supercomputers in existence, including many systems in the weather and aerospace industries, and with the new OEM agreement the companies should garner even more joint customers. Find out more about Cray and Altair collaborations.

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Mary Bass is currently the Director of HPC Marketing at Altair. Mary joined Altair in 2012 as the Manager of Global Partner Programs to develop joint go-to-market initiatives with HPC technology partners. She has 15 years of experience in HPC and infrastructure software marketing and partner management. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Davidson College in North Carolina.