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VIEO's Inaugural InfiniBand Industry Roundtable Event Previews Tomorrow's Data Center; Industry Visionaries Gathered in New York City to Discuss Future of InfiniBand Technology.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2001

VIEO, Inc., the leader in InfiniBand(TM) software, held its inaugural roundtable event, "InfiniBand and the Future of Computing," last night in New York City to further awareness for the emerging InfiniBand Architecture within the media and financial communities.

Media, financial analysts and InfiniBand companies took part in a stimulating panel discussion that offered and inside look at the future of InfiniBand and how it will shape the Internet data center. The panelists included: Vernon Turner, International Data Corporation (panel moderator); Chris Gahagan, BMC Software, Inc.; Michael Krause, Hewlett Packard; Duncan McCallum, OneLiberty Ventures; James Mott, VIEO, Inc.; Jim Pappas, Intel Corporation; and Mitch Shults, ExaNet Corporation.

"We are extremely happy with the overwhelming turnout to VIEO's groundbreaking InfiniBand roundtable event," said Newt Hamlin, VIEO's chief executive officer. "We successfully assembled a diverse forum of industry visionaries to elevate the InfiniBand message to a level where business media and the financial community take notice and start to track InfiniBand's market growth. It is more apparent than ever that InfiniBand technology will be a cornerstone in future computing infrastructures, and through events like this VIEO is building market awareness of its enormous benefits."

InfiniBand, short for "infinite bandwidth," is a new technology for linking servers, storage and networking devices and is designed to alleviate the data bottleneck that exists in current computer systems. InfiniBand's distributed architecture promises to turn the conventional server-centric model upside down and spawn a new industry focused on "fabric-centric" computing. The InfiniBand Architecture was developed by the InfiniBand(SM) Trade Association (IBTA), a consortium of more than 230 companies, led by Compaq, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems.

"By bringing together the major players in server, storage, software and hardware to discuss the opportunities and benefits of InfiniBand, VIEO is taking a strong role expanding the message that the technology is well on its way to success," said Vernon Turner, vice president for International Data Corporation. "There are still some challenges that lie ahead for InfiniBand development, but through the widespread industry education and participation in events like the VIEO roundtable the hurdles will become fewer and easier to overcome."

"Getting to hear firsthand from some of the leading visionaries in the InfiniBand marketplace and watching them disagree on their various views shows that InfiniBand is becoming a reality and that there is healthy debate within the industry of what problems still need to be solved," said Sandy Chen of Broadview International. "This forum provided an excellent opportunity for the audience to observe a frank discussion about the real business potential for InfiniBand and the significant impact it will have on competing technologies."

An executive summary of VIEO's InfiniBand roundtable discussion will be available for download at www.vieo.com/roundtable on July 20.

About VIEO, Inc.

VIEO, Inc. (pronounced "V-O") was established in May 2000 to deliver InfiniBand management and application software. The company's engineering roots are in high performance systems and it is now focused on being the single source of a complete software stack to enable and exploit the InfiniBand switched fabric input/output architecture.

VIEO's software products, VIEO Fabric Manager(TM) and VIEO FabricView(TM), are being developed and integrated with OEM partner products to provide robust InfiniBand solutions for tomorrow's Internet data centers. VIEO is also developing critical transport software that will enable enterprise applications to exploit InfiniBand. To assist its partners' software development, integration and testing efforts, VIEO licenses a Software Developer Kit -- a reference platform including PCI adapter cards and the complete VIEO software stack.

The company is an active member of the InfiniBand(SM) Trade Association, helping further develop the standard and promote vendor interoperability. In January 2001, VIEO received $20 million in Series A funding from TL Ventures, OneLiberty Ventures, Audax Group and Eyes of Texas Partners. The company's name is derived from the Latin word meaning "to weave together."

For more information, visit www.vieo.com.
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