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Applied Meta Founder & Distributed Computing Expert, Andrew Grimshaw, to Help Unveil Sun Microsystem's Project JXTA.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2001

Noted Thought Leader Continues to Play a Prominent Role in P2P

Industry Initiatives and Standards

Applied Meta, a new venture in the early stages of commercializing enterprise-focused, distributed computing technology, today announced that Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder Andrew Grimshaw, Ph.D., is one of only a handful of industry experts participating in Sun Microsystem's Webcast unveiling Project JXTA. The Webcast is being held to discuss the launch of a community-developed P2P (peer-to-peer) initiative, and will take place today at 11:00 AM PDT at www.sun.com/webcast/jxta-042501/.

"Project JXTA has attracted many innovative companies, and Applied Meta has contributed greatly to the early development of this effort," said Mike Clary, vice president, Sun Microsystems. "We are pleased to have industry innovators such as Andrew Grimshaw and Applied Meta participating with us on this collaborative effort."

A strong believer in open standards and industry-wide collaboration, Dr. Grimshaw plays prominent roles in many joint industry initiatives. Most recently he has been an early contributor to Project JXTA, focusing on providing interoperability with JXTA protocols and higher-level P2P services for application developers. Beginning today, a demo of Applied Meta's interoperability with JXTA will be available at http://www.appliedmeta.com/newsflash.html.

"I am honored and excited to support this collaborative effort supporting open-source technology," said Dr. Grimshaw. "I strongly believe that the future of enterprise computing lies in distributed architectures and P2P techniques, and I am extremely pleased to play a role in setting appropriate standards, while working with companies such as Sun to develop real and useable applications."

For Dr. Grimshaw, this is the latest project in what has been a decade-long involvement in distributed computing technologies. In addition to its relationship with Sun's community development efforts, Applied Meta is also involved with other interests to help further the development of distributed computing architectures. These have been developed through Dr. Grimshaw's involvement with programs such as the Peer-to-Peer Working Group, started by Intel, and other associations dedicated to the advancement of open standards. He is also chief designer and architect of Applied Meta's technology, and a Professor of Computer Science and director of the Institute of Parallel Computation at the University of Virginia.

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