named Regional and Utah Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
According to SBA, Linux NetworX was selected based upon the growth of its exports to international markets and its strategy to continue growing these markets into the future. "Linux NetworX has had enormous success delivering our cluster solutions to enterprise companies and large organizations domestically - the Exporter of the Year award demonstrates our ability to spread this success to international markets as well," said Glen Lowry, president and CEO of Linux NetworX. "The demand for high performance computing power across the planet, combined with the popularity of the Linux operating system internationally, presents numerous market growth opportunities for Linux NetworX." SBA winners are nominated by someone outside of the organization and reviewed by a panel of judges. As a statewide winner, Linux NetworX then competed with other state winners from Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota, to win the regional award. "It's quite an accomplishment for Linux NetworX to be named Utah Exporter of the Year, but to then go on and win the regional award validates the company is doing a lot of things right," said Stan Nakano, district director for SBA. "Nominations were judged based upon increased export sales, creative overseas marketing, effective solutions to export-related problems, and efforts to assist other companies with exporting." Clustered computing, the technology Linux NetworX specializes in, is a method of linking multiple, physically separate computers together to form a unified and more powerful system. The result is an extremely powerful, reliable, scalable compute engine that can match the performance of a typical supercomputer. Linux NetworX and EBIZ Enterprises (OTCBB: EBIZ) recently announced a planned merger. EBIZ is a manufacturer of specialized computer appliance servers and the leading vendor-neutral provider of Open Source products and solutions. The merger is expected to be completed during second quarter 2001. About Linux NetworX Linux NetworX (www.linuxnetworx.com) brings its powerful cluster technology to those demanding high availability and high performance systems. With the use of cluster computer technology, a method of linking multiple computers through high-speed networks to form a single and more powerful system, Linux NetworX provides solutions for companies with high-computing needs, including Web serving, ISPs, ASPs, research, industry, government and other technological fields. Through innovative hardware, complete cluster management software and solid service and support, Linux NetworX provides end-to-end clustering solutions. To date, the company has built some of the largest cluster systems in the world and has developed unique hardware and versatile software to facilitate overall system management. # # # Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds. All other products, services and companies are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. CONTACT: Brad Rutledge Linux NetworX 801-562-1010, ext. 218 firstname.lastname@example.org