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AVAKI Founder and CTO to Discuss the Future of Distributed Computing at O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer and Web Services Conference.

Business Editors/High Tech Writers

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2001

Today, Avaki Corporation announced its Founder and CTO, Andrew Grimshaw, will be presenting his approach to 'Distributed Computing and the New World Order of Enterprise Networks,' at the O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer and Web Services Conference in Washington, D.C. on September 19, 2001.

The O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer and Web Services Conference is an event exploring the technical, business, and societal dimensions of the revolutionary Peer-to-Peer and Web Services spaces.

"We are pleased Dr. Andrew Grimshaw accepted our invitation to participate in our P2P conference," said Rael Dornfest, conference chair. "We look forward to Andrew's discussion on the present state and future of distributed computing."

In addition to detailing the present state and future of distributed computing, Andrew will explain how this approach is cost-effective and how, if implemented correctly, allows enterprise environments to accomplish huge tasks by sharing the power of all of their resources. This enables enterprises to create an "edge-of-the-network" environment that will help them set new standards and achieve goals more efficiently and effectively.

Editor's Note: Andrew's presentation will begin at approximately 4:15 pm on Wednesday, September 19th in the Empire Room of the Omni Shoreham Hotel as part of the Distributed Computation Track. For more information visit or If you are attending the O'Reilly Conference and are interested in meeting with AVAKI executives, or if you are unable to attend the show and are interested in receiving a copy of Andrew's presentation, please contact Kathleen Bagley at (919) 833-9975 or

About Andrew Grimshaw, Founder and CTO:

Andrew has long been considered one of the true visionaries in the distributed computing movement and is a strong believer in open standards and industry-wide collaboration. Recent speaking engagements include Sun Microsystem's unveiling of Project JXTA, the Cray User Group Summit 2001, Peer to Peer Working Group Demo Showcase and Meeting, as well as The Global Grid Forum. This fall Andrew has a full speaking calendar and is delivering presentations at Peer 2 Peer World Europe 2001 and DistributedWorld 2001, to name a few.

Andrew is a key member of the Peer-to-Peer Working Group, where he serves on the Group Steering Committee and the Technical Architecture Council. In addition, he is a member of Sun Microsystems' Project JXTA Technical Advisory Council. Andrew has also participated on the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI) Executive Committee, the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Office (DoD HPCMO) Program Environment & Training (PET) Executive Committee, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Library (ITL) review panel, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences (CESDIS) review panel, and the editorial board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing.

About AVAKI:

Avaki Corporation, a provider of a peer-oriented middleware platform, is focused on commercializing distributed computing technology that enables enterprises to harness the full potential of their increasingly complex, networked computing resources. AVAKI's grid computing infrastructure forms the basis for next generation web services. Backed by $6 million in funding from Polaris Venture Partners, AVAKI's proven technology platform provides a scalable, secure framework that allows enterprises to effectively manage distributed systems across geographically-dispersed locations. AVAKI has also partnered with some of the leading companies in peer-oriented and distributed computing, including Sun Microsystems. AVAKI is located in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, please visit or email
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