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Altair Extends PBS Professional™ Channel to CB Technologies Customers

Altair focused on expanding its Network of GridWorks Channel Partners

TROY, Mich. and WESTMINSTER, Calif. – Dec. 22, 2008 – Altair announced today it has added another key strategic partner to its network of Channel Partners with CB Technologies, which will be promoting and selling Altair’s PBS Professional, the leading cluster and grid-computing workload management and scheduling software. The agreement illustrates Altair’s commitment to providing unified software solutions to reduce costs and increase value to customers.

As an HP Platinum Business Partner, CB Technologies offers flexible and affordable high performance computing (HPC) solutions to its customers. By joining the Altair Channel Partner network, CB Technologies will integrate Altair’s PBS Professional with its HP product solutions to deliver higher value to its customers.

“Many CB Technologies customers have standardized on PBS Professional for their grid computing software environment, which is why it makes sense for us to work more closely with Altair to deliver a more unified solution,” said Kelly Ireland, co-principal, CB Technologies.

Part of GridWorks, Altair’s suite of grid computing technologies, PBS Professional is an on-demand computing software environment that provides features such as workload management and job scheduling, which are essential in powering grids and clusters computing environments. PBS Professional maximizes the utilization of computing resources by intelligently scheduling and managing computational workload. By increasing the efficiency of the hardware and software resources, PBS Professional reduces total cost of ownership and provides true business value to grid computing customers in a variety of industries. Altair’s innovative and patented software licensing model for PBS Professional allows users to only pay for what they use, thus powering a pure on-demand computing environment.

“CB Technologies and Altair are both focused on better servicing the customer with this agreement, which we believe will deliver higher value to our users,” said Bill Nitzberg, chief technology officer, GridWorks. “One trend we’re seeing is the need for computing solutions that are more tightly integrated and that are easy to set-up, manage and maintain. This partnership provides customers with an optimized solution from day-one.”



About CB Technologies

Carrillo Business Technologies, Inc., dba CB Technologies, is a privately-held corporation headquartered in Westminster, CA with a location in Auburn, WA. CB Technologies’ goal is to work with our customers to construct the right enterprise-level IT solution that fits their needs, to provide customers with the best customer service experience and to deliver on time and within budget. CB Technologies has a Strategic Initiatives group working side-by-side with clients to discover, develop and secure Go-To-Market opportunities. We work with HP's key divisions as well as the industry's leading ISVs to provide leading-edge technology solutions for critical business and government programs. To learn more, please visit www.cbtechinc.com.



About Altair Engineering


Altair Engineering, Inc. 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.



Altair’s GridWorks is a suite of on-demand grid computing technologies 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.

Antoine Poussier
Altair Engineering, Inc.
248-614-2400 Ext. 293
antoinep@altair.com
Alia Mahi
CB Technologies, Inc.
316-619-4245
amahi@mahimcclurg.com

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