CIMdata PLM Industry Summary Online Archive

23 June 2009

Implementation Investments

AVL Employs PBS GridWorks for Powertrain Engineering and Development

Altair Engineering, Inc. announced that AVL, the world's largest privately-owned and independent company for the development of powertrain systems, has selected PBS Professional the flagship product of PBS GridWorks to manage their engineering workload. Already a long-term customer of HyperWorks, Altair's engineering simulation software platform, AVL has expanded their adoption of Altair technologies with the addition of PBS Professional.

PBS Professional, Altair's flexible, on-demand computing environment will allow AVL to easily share mixed computing resources across geographic boundaries to manage mechanical and thermal stress analyses in the development of engine components.

"PBS Professional's ease of installation and maintenance as well as Altair's renowned professional support and consulting services were the main reasons for us to choose PBS Professional," said Gunter Bachler, Senior System Administrator CAx, Product Development IT at AVL, Graz. "PBS Professional's advanced job management environment enables us to maximize the utilization of our cluster compute power at a very competitive price. It also provides the advanced integrated scheduling strategies that we need for mapping complex job requirements into heterogeneous computing environments."

"We are glad to see AVL as one of our premium PBS Professional customers in Europe," said Dr. Jochen Krebs, director enterprise solutions sales, Altair Engineering, GmbH. "A growing portion of our European and international HyperWorks customers realize the multiple advantages Altair has to offer, not only for CAE applications but also in the area of grid computing. PBS Professional helps companies to use their compute resources more efficiently and increases productivity even in the most complex computing environments."

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