Altair acquires Ellexus

We are extremely excited to announce that global tech company Altair has acquired Ellexus. This exciting development will allow us to develop our technology further while integrating our tools with Altair’s leading tool suite PBS Works.

Importantly, we are committed to maintaining and providing our current products. The solutions that our customers have currently will continue to be supported and invested in. Over the coming months we’ll be looking at how our tools can add value to the wider family of tools that we now sit alongside.

Read the full press release below and on the Altair website. If you have any questions, please do get in touch the usual way.

Altair Acquires Ellexus
Acquisition provides additional storage functionality for high-performing computer solutions

Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC), today announced the acquisition of Ellexus, a leading input/output (I/O) analysis tool, which helps customers find and address issues quickly, improving speed accuracy and cloud readiness.

The Ellexus software products, Mistral and Breeze, are used for I/O diagnostics, optimization, and dependency detection by HPC administrators of large enterprises. Altair plans to integrate them into the storage aware scheduling functionality of Altair PBS Works™.

“Altair continues to expand its reach and capabilities for HPC environments to support important modern workloads including for data analytics, AI and ADAS,” said James Scapa, Altair’s chief executive officer and founder. “The acquisition of Ellexus is particularly relevant in these domains as storage aware scheduling for big data applications is critical.”

The recent acquisition of Univa positions Altair as the leading scheduling and resource optimization solution provider for both massively parallel and high-throughput, single-core jobs. Ellexus nicely complements Altair’s scheduling technology by providing per-job storage agnostic file and network I/O real-time monitoring to identify I/O latencies and bottlenecks for faster job execution times and better resource utilization.

Altair will also deepen its technical ranks with the addition of Dr. Rosemary Francis, Ellexus founder and chief executive officer. Francis earned a PhD in computer architecture from the University of Cambridge and an undergraduate degree in math and computer science. She is a regular guest lecturer at Cambridge University and is a member of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

“There is no better place for Ellexus’ products to get into the hands of global customers who can immediately benefit,” said Francis. “Altair’s growing leadership in HPC is exciting and exactly where I want to be to help grow the business and stretch technology to its limits.”