GridWorld Event Gains Momentum As Sponsorship Opportunities Are Nearly Sold-Out

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 15, 2006 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that sponsorship opportunities for this year's event have almost sold out, signifying continued momentum and interest in the adoption of emerging technologies related to service-oriented IT. This year's lead sponsors are EMC(2) and Oracle. GridWorld is scheduled to take place September 11-14, 2006 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

GridWorld, produced in collaboration with the Global Grid Forum/EnterpriseGrid Alliance (GGF/EGA) and GlobusWORLD, is a B2B conference focused on the commercial benefits of grid computing for Enterprise IT strategists worldwide. In addition to the GGF 18 Community and Standards Program, this year's event will introduce two new programs: the Solutions Program, which focuses on the business case for grid, strategic business solutions and value for Senior IT Management; and the Technology Program which will explain the "how-to's" of grid deployment with technically oriented content across all platforms, proprietary and open source, for IT Architects, Technology Innovators, Developers, System Administrators, IT Managers, Integrators and Architects.

"As a key component of next-generation information infrastructures, grid technology enables customers to improve computer utilization, enhance information access and workflow, optimize distributed information access, and deliver faster time-to-results," said Ian Baird, General Manager for Grid and Utility Computing, EMC Corp. "EMC is proud to be a premier sponsor at GridWorld and we look forward to the opportunity to further build awareness and momentum in the commercial grid market space."

"AMD is looking forward to GridWorld and the opportunity to highlight our grid initiatives," said Terri Hall, Vice President, Software Alliances. "Our goal is to help enterprises understand the business value of grid and how to apply the latest in grid technology to enable their businesses to grow. GridWorld provides the ideal forum in which to accomplish that."

Sponsors to date:

— ADVA Optical Networking

— Altair Engineering


— Application Development Trends

— Aspeed Software

— Cluster Resources, Inc.

— DataSynapse

— Dell

— EMC(2)

— Enterprise Systems

— eXludus Technologies

— GemStone

— GigaSpaces

— Grid Today

— HP

— HPC Wire

— InfoWorld

— Liquid Computing

— Network World

— Oracle

— SysAdmin

— Tangosol

— United Devices

— Univa


About GridWorld

GridWorld is the premier conference for both enterprise IT strategists and IT vendors exclusively focused on the commercial benefits of integrating grid technologies, products and solutions into core IT operations. For more information, or to register for the event, visit the GridWorld web site at .

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Alan Miller

P: (508) 424-4855


Giovanni Stein

P: (508) 424-4864


About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( ) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions(TM) Summit, Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), SaaScon(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About the Global Grid Forum/Enterprise Grid Alliance (GGF/EGA)

The Global Grid Forum (GGF) and the Enterprise Grid Alliance (EGA) are the leading grid standards organizations working to accelerate grid adoption worldwide.

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