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Altair Extends PBS Professional(TM) Channel to CB Technologies Customers

December 22, 2008

TROY, Mich. and WESTMINSTER, Calif., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ — 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
http://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 http://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
http://www.pbsgridworks.com .

SOURCE Altair Engineering, Inc.; CB Technologies, Inc.


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