Altair Engineering announced that Beijing Aokai Fuhui Technology (AKFH), the former LSF main distributor has become the primary distributor for Altair's PBS Works software in China.

"We are enthusiastic that this strategic partnership will enable Altair to efficiently promote the development of the high-performance computing industry in China, said Herbert Qi, general manager, Altair Greater China. "Beijing Aokai Fuhui is a company that is highly respected in the market and has the qualifications we were looking for in a strategic partner as we accelerate our growth initiatives in China."

AKFH is one of the leading IT solution providers in China. Its business is focused on cloud computing, simulation and the high-performance computing (HPC) industry. AKFH, with Beijing as its headquarters, expands its high-efficient sales network and services network throughout the nation, including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Luoyang, Nanchang, and other main cities in China.

"PBS Works is an excellent software solution for high-performance computing, with a highly-respected reputation in the industry," stated Jin Haicheng, general manager, Beijing Aokai Fuhui. "We're so proud that Altair chose us as the primary distributor of PBS Works in China. We hope to promote PBS Works to more enterprises as they look to build better HPC platforms."

PBS Works is a suite of on-demand cloud computing technologies that allows enterprises to maximize ROI on computing infrastructure assets. PBS Works is the most widely implemented software environment to optimize grid, cloud, 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.