Parabon Selects Exodus to Host Computing Platform

July 14, 2000

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Fairfax, VA. — Parabon Computation, Inc., a leading provider of Internet computing, has selected Exodus Communications Inc., a leader in complex Internet hosting and managed services, to host its ground-breaking Frontier computing platform. One of the largest global Internet networks, Exodus will help Parabon deliver general-purpose supercomputation in a brand new way-by harnessing the idle power of millions of individual computers worldwide.

By harnessing the idle power of individual computers across the Internet, Parabon’s Frontier computing platform delivers highly scalable computing capacity to a variety of industries. Research organizations and enterprises requiring significant computational resources will be able to access virtually unlimited computing power-at a lower cost than before-directly from the desktop.

Parabon will rely on Exodus’ sophisticated system and network management resources as it establishes its Frontier computing platform as the largest distributed computing network in the world. Exodus delivers Internet solutions to recognized market leaders and Fortune 500 companies, supporting 48 of the top 100 Web sites. It has the superior Internet infrastructure, reliable high- speed connections and variable bandwidth capabilities to meet the needs of Parabon’s high-volume Internet traffic that is projected to total millions of hits a day.

“We chose Exodus to support our new Internet-based supercomputing solution because it has the robust infrastructure needed to handle Parabon’s growing high-volume requirements,” said Steven L. Armentrout, Ph.D., founder, president & CEO of Parabon. “They have the bandwidth to support our expanding global backbone.”

“Parabon Computation’s new business model brings clients and individuals together in an innovative new way,” said Beverly Brown, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Exodus Communications. “Supported by our global network, Parabon’s potential for growth is tremendous.”

Parabon’s Frontier platform works by safely and unobtrusively bundling a computer’s spare processing capacity and delivering it to organizations that require large amounts of computing power-all via the Internet. Exodus will help Parabon deliver this vast computing resource, known as Internet computing, efficiently, safely and on demand.

Parabon has secured multiple Enterprise-class database servers and application servers at Exodus’ Internet Data Center (IDC) in Sterling, Virginia to power this massive computing platform. Each Enterprise-class server contains 100 times more memory than a personal desktop computer with Exodus supplying a substantial bandwidth feed of 200 megabytes per second. This primary systems equipment is operated and monitored remotely from Parabon’s Systems Operations Center.

Exodus’ IDC provides secure, scalable architecture that enables Parabon’s robust technology to operate at peak performance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It also provides strict security with video surveillance and 24-hour security personnel. The IDC also provides the crucial systems and network management tools to provide high availability of Parabon’s computational power.

Parabon’s technological breakthrough in supercomputing will speed scientific discovery, accelerate time to market and advance the race against disease. To support a growing list of scientific and medical projects currently devoted to cancer, protein and ecology research, Parabon is seeking thousands of individual computer users as providers to add to the network in several stages throughout the summer. Personal computer users who donate their computer’s spare time now can help speed the advance of scientific and medical knowledge, right from their desktops.

Parabon’s Frontier technology was designed to extend across many industries. Numerous industries need this vital resource to shave months off their intensive, large-scale computations. Supported by Exodus’ state-of-the- art systems and network solutions, Parabon is launching the next generation of computing.

Parabon Computation, Inc. is building the most powerful, general-purpose supercomputing platform commercially available. Parabon delivers virtually unlimited computing capacity in a brand new way – by Computing Outside the Box – through harnessing the power of millions of individual computers via the Internet. For more information, visit http://www.parabon.com .

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