Altair Adds Computing Performance Analytics to GridWorks

Altair today announced the addition of a powerful new computing performance analytics tool to GridWorks, its suite of on-demand grid computing technologies. GridWorks Analytics™ empowers IT administrators with a clear vision into the operational efficienc


Altair Adds Computing Performance Analytics to GridWorks™,


Helps Improve Efficiency, Lower TCO



            Troy, MI – (Dec. 11, 2008) – Altair today announced the addition of a powerful new computing performance analytics tool to GridWorks, its suite of on-demand grid computing technologies. GridWorks Analytics™ empowers IT administrators with a clear vision into the operational efficiency and utilization of their computing infrastructure, providing better information to assist with the planning of required hardware and software, and user and group priorities.


 


GridWorks Analytic’s intuitive design delivers a turn-key reporting environment and provides end users with the ability to automatically generate reports “out-of-the-box” within a web 2.0 framework. Once deployed, IT administrators will be able to gain a better understanding of usage trends for capacity planning, verify project planning assumptions to meet deadlines, extract accounting data allowing for chargeback and the ability to track hardware and software license use to optimize ROI.


 


            GridWorks Analytics provides a variety of detailed reports of historical data for IT administrators, providing unmatched insight into how computing resources are being utilized. Reports can be automatically generated that visualize data with graphs and charts. Each report is customizable and can be securely published directly inside the web 2.0 framework. Access is role based and provides views at either the individual or group level.


 


            “GridWorks Analytics allows users to easily interact with performance and computing usage data to create standard or personalized reports,” said Dr. Bill Nitzberg, chief technology officer, GridWorks. “Altair is focused on helping customers achieve a higher productivity level and better utilization of existing computing resources, GridWorks Analytics is a powerful tool to do this.”


 


GRIDWORKS ANALYTICS “Out-of-the-Box” REPORTING FEATURES include;



  • Report historical data
  • Chronological or fixed time data review
  • Users, Groups, Accounts
  • Queues
  • Software
  • Server
  • Reservation ID, Name
  • Architecture

 


GridWorks On-Demand-Licensing Model




  1. Users only pay for what they use where customers can enable their entire infrastructure but only pay for concurrent usage of licenses;
  2. Flexible software licenses that can dynamically float across enterprise computing resources, even geographically separate systems to meet changing needs of users;
  3. A single on-demand computing environment that intelligently schedules applications onto multi-core based infrastructures, maximizing return on computing capital investments;

 


The Altair Store, an automated online facility that enables customers to purchase and download GridWorks software around the clock from any location is now available at www.pbsgridworks.com.

ABOUT GRIDWORKS
GridWorks is a suite of on-demand grid computing technologies, developed by Altair Engineering, Inc., that allows enterprises to maximize ROI on computing infrastructure assets. GridWorks is the most widely implemented software environment for grid-, cluster- and on-demand computing worldwide. The suite’s flagship product, PBS Professional, provides a flexible, on-demand computing environment that allows enterprises to easily share diverse (heterogeneous) computing resources across geographic boundaries. To learn more, please visit www.pbsgridworks.com.




ABOUT ALTAIR
Altair 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 1,400 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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