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Altair Receives 2016 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award in Manufacturing

HyperWorks Unlimited Physical Appliance Propels Private Clouds to Increase Efficiency in Product Development

Salt Lake City, Utah – November 29, 2016 – Altair has won Best Application of HPC in Manufacturing in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards for simulation work done with Stanley Black & Decker using Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited® Physical Appliance powered by SGI. The award was presented at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah.

HyperWorks Unlimited Physical Appliance is a private cloud solution that is optimized for computer-aided engineering (CAE) and creates a secure private cloud environment. Managed in entirety by Altair, it provides optimally configured hardware and software to solve performance requirements economically. HyperWorks Unlimited Physical Appliance offers unlimited use of Altair’s entire CAE software suite within the appliance while also providing an open environment to add 3rd party tools to meet all engineering requirements.

“The assimilation of HyperWorks Unlimited Physical Appliance into Stanley Black & Decker’s existing simulation departments demonstrates the true value of appliances for CAE,” said Rob Walsh, Vice President Business Development for Cloud Solutions, Altair. “The combined appliance solution from Altair and SGI reduces the barriers to perform design of exploration by making high-performance computing, scalability accessible and affordable.”

Stanley Black & Decker is a diversified global provider of hand and power tools, related accessories, mechanical access and electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, and more. The company delivers the innovative powerful tools that help professionals around the world to build, repair and protect. Operating within a competitive industry, it is important for Stanley Black & Decker to maintain a competitive edge and reduce developmental costs. With HyperWorks Unlimited Physical Appliance, Stanley Black & Decker was able to begin using the appliance within days. It has allowed the company to continuously grow its simulation-driven exploration further while using Altair’s comprehensive CAE suite of fast and powerful solvers to meet design requirements, explore concepts more deeply and reduce product development time and costs.

The annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, as well as selections from the HPCwire editors. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. These awards are revealed each year to kick off the annual supercomputing conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis.

"From thought leaders to end users, the HPCwire readership reaches and engages every corner of the high performance computing community," said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. "Receiving their recognition signifies community support across the entire HPC space as well as the breadth of industries it serves. We are proud to recognize these efforts and make the voices of our readers heard, and our congratulations go out to all the winners."

More information on these awards can be found at the HPCwire website (http://www.HPCwire.com) or on Twitter through the hashtag: #HPCwireAwards. To learn more about HyperWorks Unlimited Physical Appliance visit www.altair.com/hwul-pa.



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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 2,600 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 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.

Media Contacts:
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Biba A. Bedi
+1.757.224.0548 x 406
biba@altair.com

Altair Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Evelyn Gebhardt
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gebhardt@bluegecko-marketing.de




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