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AVL speeds powertrain development with upgraded computing environment

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AVL, an independent company involved in the development of powertrain systems, has selected PBS Professional, the flagship product of Altair Engineering's PBS GridWorks, to manage its 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, a flexible, on-demand computing environment, will allow AVL to share mixed computing resources easily 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 Günter Bachler, senior system administrator CAx, product development IT at AVL, Graz. 'PBS Professional's advanced job management environment enables us to maximise the utilisation 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.'