Distributed Science Opens Infrastructure Sources

Distributed Computing Pioneer Invites to Create Universal Peer-to-Peer Layer



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Distributed Science, Inc.

    PASADENA, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Distributed Science, Inc.
 announced that it intends to make its peer-to-peer infrastructure for
 Distributed Processing available under an open source license starting
 May 1, 2001.
     "We are convinced that this move will be the first important step towards
 the co-operative creation of a universal, cross-platform standard for
 peer-to-peer capable applications," says Steve Porter, CTO of Distributed
 Science. "We think a modular, highly portable infrastructure for distributed
 processing, file sharing and other peer-to-peer applications is the missing
 cornerstone to carry this emerging market to success. We want to create a
 win-win situation for all interested parties and customers."
     Source code for the peer-to-peer enabled Harvester software is planned to
 be made available to the public under a version of the BSD License on May 1,
 2001.
     "Our open source approach is driven by the desire to spark co-operation in
 the creation of a peer-reviewed, secure and highly flexible foundation for all
 sorts of P2P applications. Some of these applications we already know about
 and many new ideas will be given a head start by using an existing,
 royalty-free, cross-platform basis for all data transactions," said Armin
 Lenz, Vice President Marketing of Distributed Science. "We want to spread the
 enabling level of this technology throughout the marketplace, leverage our
 experience in improving and utilizing it to create massive cost saving
 advantages for those who employ it and create the standard platform for a
 multitude of peer-to-peer services. Everyone will get a chance to build their
 technologies on top of and into a universally available infrastructure that
 won't give individual users or IT managers headaches."
 
     About Distributed Science
     Operating the ProcessTree(TM) network with nearly 160,000 computers
 worldwide, Distributed Science, Inc. is leading the emerging distributed
 processing industry. Using idle resources from computers on either a
 customer's corporate Intranet or supplied by individuals around the globe on
 the ProcessTree(TM) network, Distributed Science's Harvester software provides
 the highly scaleable peer-to-peer infrastructure for a variety of quality of
 service applications and cost-efficient processing of computing jobs at levels
 exceeding the capacity of traditional supercomputers. Distributed Science is
 the first company in the distributed processing industry that generates
 revenue from a deployed product.
     For more information visit the Distributed Science, Inc. website at
 http://www.distributedscience.com.
 
 

SOURCE Distributed Science, Inc.
    PASADENA, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Distributed Science, Inc.
 announced that it intends to make its peer-to-peer infrastructure for
 Distributed Processing available under an open source license starting
 May 1, 2001.
     "We are convinced that this move will be the first important step towards
 the co-operative creation of a universal, cross-platform standard for
 peer-to-peer capable applications," says Steve Porter, CTO of Distributed
 Science. "We think a modular, highly portable infrastructure for distributed
 processing, file sharing and other peer-to-peer applications is the missing
 cornerstone to carry this emerging market to success. We want to create a
 win-win situation for all interested parties and customers."
     Source code for the peer-to-peer enabled Harvester software is planned to
 be made available to the public under a version of the BSD License on May 1,
 2001.
     "Our open source approach is driven by the desire to spark co-operation in
 the creation of a peer-reviewed, secure and highly flexible foundation for all
 sorts of P2P applications. Some of these applications we already know about
 and many new ideas will be given a head start by using an existing,
 royalty-free, cross-platform basis for all data transactions," said Armin
 Lenz, Vice President Marketing of Distributed Science. "We want to spread the
 enabling level of this technology throughout the marketplace, leverage our
 experience in improving and utilizing it to create massive cost saving
 advantages for those who employ it and create the standard platform for a
 multitude of peer-to-peer services. Everyone will get a chance to build their
 technologies on top of and into a universally available infrastructure that
 won't give individual users or IT managers headaches."
 
     About Distributed Science
     Operating the ProcessTree(TM) network with nearly 160,000 computers
 worldwide, Distributed Science, Inc. is leading the emerging distributed
 processing industry. Using idle resources from computers on either a
 customer's corporate Intranet or supplied by individuals around the globe on
 the ProcessTree(TM) network, Distributed Science's Harvester software provides
 the highly scaleable peer-to-peer infrastructure for a variety of quality of
 service applications and cost-efficient processing of computing jobs at levels
 exceeding the capacity of traditional supercomputers. Distributed Science is
 the first company in the distributed processing industry that generates
 revenue from a deployed product.
     For more information visit the Distributed Science, Inc. website at
 http://www.distributedscience.com.
 
 SOURCE  Distributed Science, Inc.