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Dr. Andrew Grimshaw Elected to Peer-to-Peer Working Group as Steering Committee & Technical Architecture Council Member.

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Dr. Andrew Grimshaw Elected to Advance the Peer-to-Peer Community into the Next Computing Revolution Through Cooperation and Leadership

Applied MetaComputing, the world's leading supplier of Grid Operating software, announced today that its Founder, Dr. Andrew Grimshaw, has been officially elected to two influential committees of the Peer-to-Peer Working Group; the Group Steering Committee and the Technical Architecture Council.

As a member of both the Committee and the Council, Dr. Grimshaw will continue his long-standing history of helping to shape the future of computing.

"I am deeply honored and excited to support such a significant and cooperative effort within the Peer-to-Peer community," said Dr. Grimshaw, Founder and President of Applied MetaComputing. "I strongly believe that the future of computing lies in Peer-to-Peer Computing and Grid System software. As the Peer-to-Peer community begins to grow and develop standards, I look forward to sharing my knowledge in both these areas to address the many challenges inherent in this complex computing environment."

About Dr. Andrew Grimshaw:

Considered by many to be the thought leader in the Grid Computing movement, Dr. Andrew Grimshaw has been at the cutting edge of Peer-to-Peer computing long before the P2P buzz word was created. Dr. Grimshaw has fourteen journal publications, three book chapters, and over twenty five refereed conference publications in the areas of what is now called P2P or Distributed Computing including a prominent chapter in the compilation book entitled "The GRID - Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure". In addition to his duties at Applied MetaComputing and the University of Virginia, where he is a tenured Professor, Dr. Grimshaw also serves or has served on numerous advanced computing committees and panels including the NPACI executive committee, the DoD HPCMOD PET executive committee, the NIST ITL review panel, the NASA CESDIS review panel, and the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing. Dr. Grimshaw received both his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

About Applied MetaComputing, Inc.

Applied MetaComputing is the world's leading supplier of Grid operating software. The privately held company offers the Legion Professional family of products, along with tools, consulting, education and support services to companies around the world. Legion is the only commercially available platform that can enable all forms of P2P/distributed computing applications. Deployed and in use since 1997, Legion has been enabling Peer-to-Peer and distributed computing applications in a wide range of areas. With a diverse user base ranging from NASA and the Department of Defense to Fortune 500 companies and universities around the world, Applied MetaComputing has broken new ground in many demanding areas such as Bioinformatics, Aerospace, Materials Science, Information Retrieval, and Graphics Rendering. Applied MetaComputing's technology was first developed at the University of Virginia with NSF, DOE, DOD, and NASA support and in collaboration with NPACI and NAVO MSRC. To learn more about Applied MetaComputing or Legion, please visit us at our web site

For more information on Applied MetaComputing's PtPWG architecture proposal and supporting documentation, please visit

About the Peer-to-Peer Working Group:

The Peer-to-Peer Working Group is an industry consortium focused on developing and advancing infrastructure standards for peer-to-peer computing. The group's charter is to foster standards, create the necessary infrastructure and develop applications that will help implement this technology. To learn more about the Peer-to-Peer working group please visit them on the web at
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