March 10, 2004

ClusterWorld Conference & Expo Returns

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ClusterWorld Conference & Expo Returns to the San Jose Convention Center Industry Heavyweights Oracle, Intel, AMD, HP, and NEC amongst Sponsors and Exhibitors

San Francisco, Calif., March 9, 2004 ClusterWorld Conference & Expo, the worlds premier event on cluster systems solutions for customers in commercial, research, and academic computing, returns to the San Jose Convention Center on April 5 through 8, 2004.

ClusterWorld addresses the business and technology issues of clustered systems in high-performance computing, mission-critical high availability applications and the rapidly-growing field of clusters of clusters for distributed applications known as Grid computing. Market research firm Gartner Group predicts that within three years, 20 percent of new server shipments will be installed in clusters. Likewise, research firm IDC projects the high-performance computing cluster market will more than triple in sales from $494 million in 2001 to $1.6 billion by 2006.

We are continually amazed at the application of clustered systems in so many industries, said Adam Goodman, CEO of QuarterPower Media, publisher of Linux Magazine and ClusterWorld Magazine and producer of ClusterWorld Conference & Expo. The continued maturity of cluster and HPC technology has extended their reach beyond their traditional usage as Web servers, mail systems, or large databases. Whether dealing with scalability, reliability, performance or processing capability, the advances in cluster technology proves their ability to solve computing and performance needs in a wide range of industries.

No longer restricted to the world of research, the rise of the commercial cluster system is well underway. Industry heavyweights including Oracle, HP, Intel, NEC Solutions America, Dell, and AMD are producing speedier, easier to implement hardware that can be installed into racks with multiple servers. ClusterWorld Conference & Expos exhibition floor highlights the cutting edge solutions from leading vendors in hardware systems, storage, networking, databases, systems management, systems integration, and more. A partial list of exhibitors and sponsors includes: Oracle, Intel, AMD, HP, Linux Networx, Panasas, Penguin Computing, RLX Technologies, Appro International, APC, Engineered Intelligence, Platform Computing, PolyServe, Ammasso, Cyclades, DataDirect Networks, Dolphin, InfiniCon Systems, SuSE Linux, and Topspin Communications.

ClusterWorlds four-day conference program is unique. Designed to be the best place to keep abreast of advances, the program demonstrates to attendees how clusters are reshaping todays technology landscape and provides the tools to meet day-to-day systems management challenges that arise when clustering a large number of servers. The program has something for everyone, from pure research to the ingenious people and companies that are making use of clustered systems through eight industry tracks: Applications, Automotive & Aerospace Engineering, Bioinformatics, Digital Content Creation, Grid, Finance, Petroleum & Geophysical Exploration, and Systems.

Clustered systems are in use in a number of vertical industries, many of which are not instinctively tied into our traditional view of the computing market, said Bryan Richard, ClusterWorld Conference & Expo Program Director. Attendees are going to be able to get their hands into the technology through our program and see how these systems are applicable in just about every company and business charged with processing vast amounts of data.

Keynotes for ClusterWorld Conference & Expo are:

* Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago, Globus Alliance, and co-author of The Grid: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure, * Thomas Sterling, California Institute of Technology, author of How to Build a Beowulf, and co-author of Enabling Technologies for Petaflops Computing. * Andrew Mendelsohn, Senior Vice President, Database & Application Server Technology, Oracle Corporation * David Kuck, Intel Fellow, Manager, Software and Solutions Group, Intel Corporation

ClusterWorld Conference & Expo is expected to draw key influencers and adopters of clustering solutions. The target audience includes department IT managers from medium to large businesses, cluster system administrators, cluster application developers, and non-technical business managers and researchers who work with clustered systems to solve real-world problems in business, research and academia. Students and employees of Universities, associations and government labs are eligible for up to 50 percent off registration prices. Program, registration and speaker details are available online at

Press Registration and Interview Scheduling Press Access to tutorials, technical sessions, expo floor and social events is complimentary. For more information on eligibility and registration, please go to and click on Press. Session highlights and a media kit are available in PDF for download. Call or email the editorial contacts on this release to schedule interviews with exhibitors, speakers, and show producers.

About ClusterWorld Conference & Expo ClusterWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event on clustered systems for customers in commercial, research, and academic computing. It will be held from April 5 to 8, 2004 at the San Jose Convention Center in California. For more information about how to attend, exhibit, or become a sponsor, please visit us on the Web at ClusterWorld Conference & Expo is produced by QuarterPower Media, located at 330 Townsend Street, Suite 112, San Francisco, CA 94107.

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