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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 See peer-to-peer and point-to-point.  

Industry Initiatives and Standards

Applied Meta, a new venture in the early stages of commercializing enterprise-focused, distributed computing (1) The use of multiple computers networked throughout a wide geographical area, or the world via the Internet, in order to solve a single problem. See grid computing.

(2) The use of multiple computers in an enterprise rather than one centralized system.
 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 (JuXTApose) Pronounced "jux-tah," it is an open source protocol for peer-to-peer computing originally developed by Sun. Introduced in 2001, it enables data to be shared between clients as well as servers on the Internet. . 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 PDT
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"Project JXTA has attracted many innovative companies, and Applied Meta has contributed greatly to the early development of this effort," said Mike Clary clary: see sage. , vice president, Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA[3]) is an American vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information-technology services, founded on 24 February 1982. . "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 Specifications for hardware and software that are developed by a standards organization or a consortium involved in supporting a standard. Available to the public for developing compliant products, open standards imply "open systems;" that an existing component in a system can be replaced  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

"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 Refers to information technology in the larger company. See enterprise data and enterprise networking.  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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