HP, IBM, Intel, Sun Microsystems and Symantec to Exhibit at GridWorld in October; Industry leaders participate in conference focusing on the commercial benefits of grid computing

FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 19, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, and the Global Grid Forum (GGF), a community of users, developers and vendors leading the global standardization effort for grid computing, today announced the exhibitor/sponsor lineup for the inaugural GridWorld(TM), scheduled to take place October 3-6, 2005 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. Exhibiting companies and sponsors include HP, IBM, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Symantec and many others.

GridWorld is a B2B conference focused on the commercial benefits of grid computing for Enterprise IT strategists worldwide. GridWorld also brings together the international grid community for a four-day technical program plus in-depth working sessions defining user requirements, best practices and grid specifications and architectures.

"Intel is very excited to participate in this combined inaugural GridWorld and Global Grid Forum event highlighting the commercial benefits of grid," said Robert Fogel, director, grid strategy and business development, Intel Corporation. "I work very closely with many of the strategic players in the grid community who will be represented at this event. Our goal at GridWorld is to help enterprises understand the business value of grid, as well as to help them apply the latest grid technology that will enable their businesses to grow."

The GridWorld Sponsor Showcase, taking place October 4-5 from 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m., lets attendees interact with the industry's leading companies to learn about the latest products, services and solutions in the grid computing industry.

Company Exhibitors/Sponsors:

– Aspeed Software

– Data Synapse

– Enterprise Grid Alliance (EGA)

– HP

– IBM

– Intel

– SAS

– Sun Microsystems

– Symantec

– Univa

– Voltaire

Association Sponsors:

– The Globus Consortium

– Object Management Group (OMG)

– Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)

Media Sponsors:

– CIO Magazine

– GRIDToday

– Application Development Trends

– HPCwire

– Computerworld

– InfoWorld

– Network World

– Unix Review

– Sys Admin

– Enterprise Systems

– GridsWatch

– LinuxHPC.org

– Hot Product News

For more information or to register for the event, visit http://www.gridworldhome.com .

About GridWorld

GridWorld is the premier B2B trade event for both enterprise IT strategists and IT vendors exclusively focused on the commercial benefits of integrating grid computing technologies, products, and solutions into core IT operations. For more information or to register for the event, visit the GridWorld Web site at www.gridworldhome.com . For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kevin Downey at 203.895.8243 or Kevin_downey@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-IT World Conference + Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), Real Time CRM Solutions(TM), OSBC(TM), 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 (GGF)

The Global Grid Forum (GGF) is the community of users, developers, and vendors leading the global standardization effort for grid computing. The GGF community consists of thousands of individuals in industry and research, representing over 400 organizations in more than 50 countries. Together we work for the pervasive adoption of grid computing worldwide because we believe grids will lead to new discoveries, new opportunities, and better business practices.

The work of GGF is carried out though community-initiated working groups, which develop best practices and specifications in cooperation with other leading standards organizations, software vendors, and users. GGF is funded through its Sponsor Members, including technology producers and consumers as well as academic and government research institutions. GGF meets as a worldwide community three times annually to share best practices and further develop grid-related specifications.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com .