Innovative Product Launches Take Center Stage At Next Week’s Linuxworld Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 13, 2004 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets around the globe, today provided a preview of the new product announcements expected at next week’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, as well as a first look at the event’s top attractions. Linux users from around the globe will arrive at New York City’s Javits Center next week to examine the latest products and solutions, hear about new developments in the industry, and learn best practices from some of the most active users of open source technologies.

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo runs January 20 – 23, 2004 at the Javits Center. The LinuxWorld exhibit floor opens on Wednesday, January 21.

The LinuxWorld exhibit floor will feature key companies driving the future of Linux and open source, including AMD, BEA Systems, Computer Associates, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Novell, Oracle, Pogo Linux, Red Hat, SGI, Sun Microsystems, SuSE Linux, VERITAS and many more. LinuxWorld also provides a forum for new companies entering this space, including one company – Black Duck Software – that is marking its official launch at the event next week.

Companies planning to make product announcements at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo include the following:

ADUVA (booth 114) will showcase OnStage 2.1 System Dependency Server™, which extracts and retains Linux system logic abstracted from its underlying Linux OS or hardware platform. OnStage is a Linux system management tool for application deployment, configuration, change management and patch control for complex and diverse Linux environments.

Aspen Systems (booth 150) will introduce the Glacier Xeon™ Blade Server System, the newest addition to its hardware product line. Based on the Intel® Xeon™ processor, it delivers equivalent performance and capabilities of a rack server, but with easier installation, service and management.

Bisil North America Inc. (booth 651) will release Enj version 4.0, the newest edition of its business process management product. Version 4.0 adds two new products to the Enj Suite: Enj Portal, which helps organizations define and maintain an active and dynamic portal, and Enj Organize, which raises the roles-based access mechanism to a higher level.

Black Duck Software (booth R16) will launch Black Duck Enterprise Edition, designed to manage and mitigate the intellectual property risks of reusing software code. The Enterprise Edition detects proprietary and open source code and provides appropriate license and IP management solutions while integrating into established software development processes.

MacroImpact, Inc. (booth R8) will showcase SANique Cluster File System (CFS), a journaling cluster file system for SAN-based cluster servers. SANique CFS meets commercial-grade, mission-critical I/O requirements while providing 24×7 high availability and multi-way concurrent file sharing.

MySQL AB (booth 451), will announce MySQL Administrator, a new open source tool with a graphical user interface (GUI) designed to provide easy management and monitoring of MySQL database servers. MySQL Administrator is the first product in a new family of open source administrative tools by MySQL AB.

Net Integration Technologies, Inc. (booth 464) debuts its Standalone Nitix™ Autonomic Linux Server Operating System, a revolutionary server operating system with autonomic computing features. Nitix provides a complete business server solution with messaging and collaboration, backup, security-enhanced Internet access and protected data storage.

Prentice Hall PTR/Addison-Wesley (booth 132) will showcase The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide, a new book edited by Samba-team co-founder John H. Terpstra. The book is a practical guide to cutting IT costs with Samba-3 and using Samba-3 in production environments.

RAE Internet (booth 953) will introduce the RAE Message Processing Platform (MPP), an application framework designed specifically for deploying e-mail scan engines. Its flexible architecture allows users to mix, match and change virus, spam and content engines while maintaining a central point for configuration, management, logging and service deployment.

SGI (booth 459) will introduce the SGI® Altix™ 350, a new Intel® Itanium® 2 and 64-bit Linux® OS-based server that spans a broad range of scalable configurations. The SGI Altix 350 leverages open computing standards and components, breaking the “hostage technology” grip of proprietary UNIX SMP server vendors.

ShaoLin Microsystems (booth R9) will introduce ShaoLin Volume Replicator, a data replication that provides transparent and seamless real-time data protection. The company will also showcase ShaoLin HA Cluster 2.0, which manages and controls the system and application availability of servers.

Tyan Computer (booth 960) will unveil the Thunder K8QS (S4880), a cost-efficient quad AMD Opteron™ motherboard that offers flexibility in storage, bandwidth and memory. The AMD-based platform is ideal for high performance four-way clustering, database, data analysis and applicational servers.

Voltaire, Inc. (booth 861) will showcase the Voltaire InfiniBand Database Solution for 64 Bit Computing, a complete solution for high performance database clustering. The solution allows IT managers to move database applications from expensive high-end servers to low cost commodity server clusters.

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo attendees can also network with their peers and obtain valuable education at a wide variety of informative conference sessions, special events and forums. These include:

Keynotes: Attendees will hear keynote presentations from Jack Messman, chairman and CEO of Novell, Inc.; Dave Dargo, vice president, Linux Program Office at Oracle Corporation; Tom Killalea, vice president of Infrastructure at Amazon.com; Sam Greenblatt, senior vice president and chief architect at Computer Associates; and Ross Mauri, general manager, e-Business on demand for IBM Systems Group.

The Golden Penguin Bowl: The infamous geek trivia game returns with host Chris DiBona of Konstrux Technologies. Contestants include open source industry personalities Jeremy Allison, Danese Cooper, Dirk Elmendorf, Douglas Fallstrom, Joshua Jensen, Rob Lanphier, Russell Pavlicek, Jason Perlow and K. Chandra Sekaran.

Linux Financial Summit: Designed specifically for IT executives in the financial services industry, this special program will provide expert commentary and case studies for financial institutions implementing or considering open source solutions. The Linux Financial Summit is open to pre-qualified attendees.

Taste of Linux Series: These educational sessions, held on the LinuxWorld exhibit floor, are free to all registered attendees. Topics include “Making Money from Open Source,” “Linux 101,” and “Why Linux is Your Solution.”

Birds-of-a-Feather Meetings: Meet and discuss current issues with like-minded open source professionals during these informal meetings. Choose from more than a dozen topics ranging from “Managing OSS Licensing” to “Open Source Capitalism” to “Political Challenges and Opportunities for Open Source.”

.Org Pavilion: This section of the LinuxWorld exhibit floor features non-profit organizations keeping the spirit of open source alive around the world. Participating organizations include Debian, Geekcorps, GNOME Foundation, LTSP, OSDL and many more.

LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards: These awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld’s exhibitors. Winners will be announced in a ceremony on the exhibit floor on Wednesday, January 21.

Conference Program: LinuxWorld provides a comprehensive educational experience for the entire spectrum of open source users and enthusiasts, including corporate and IT executives, directors, administrators and developers.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.linuxworldexpo.com.

About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world’s most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Frank Netherwood at (508) 424-4860 or Frank_Netherwood@idg.com or John Yurewicz at (508) 424-4852 or John_Yurewicz@idg.com.

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