San Jose, CALIF. — Applied MetaComputing, a leading supplier of Grid operating software, helped kick off the first ever Peer-to-Peer (PtP) Working Group Meeting at the San Jose Hyatt in San Jose, California on October 12, 2000.
Over 300 individuals ranging from system integrators and application developers to independent software vendors and venture capitalists attended the first ever PtP Working Group Meeting to participate in establishing new standards in peer-to-peer computing. “We are very excited by the diverse mix of attendees that participated in the first ever PtP Working Group,” stated Bob Knighten, PtP Evangelist at the Intel Corporation. “It is great to see such a high level of interest and commitment from the high tech and business communities alike.”
Excitement around PtP has been building since Intel first announced the formation of the Peer-to-Peer Working Group last August at the Intel Developer Forum. “As someone who has spent a over a decade building advanced PtP/Distributed Computing platforms and applications for the Defense Department, NASA, the Department of Energy and others, it was wonderful to see such a large and diverse group focusing on what I have always believed to be the next frontier of computing,” stated Andrew Grimshaw, Applied MetaComputing’s President and Founder. “Peer-to-peer computing allows users to harness all networked resources, such as storage, data, applications and processing power, in ways that were previously impossible.”
The founding members of the PtP Working Group announced last August by Intel include Applied MetaComputing, CenterSpan, Distributed Science, Dotcast, Enfish Technology, Engenia Software, Entropia, Flycode (formerly AppleSoup), Groove Networks, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kalepa, MangoSoft, Popular Power, Static, United Devices, Uprizer and Vtel. For more information on the Peer-to-Peer Working Group, please visit http://www.peer-to-peerwg.org .
Applied MetaComputing is a 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 peer-to-peer and distributed computing applications. Legion runs on all major operating systems and platforms giving users, organizations, and application developers the ability to fully capitalize on the vast array of networked resources without the need to deal with or understand the complexities of the underlying networked world. Legion 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 http://www.appliedmeta.com .