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05/17/2006

Attendee Registration For GridWorld 2006 Now Open

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 17, 2006 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, in collaboration with the Global Grid Forum/Enterprise Grid Alliance (GGF/EGA) and GlobusWORLD, today announced that registration is now open for GridWorld 2006. Attendee's can register by visiting www.gridworld.com . GridWorld 2006 is scheduled to take place September 11-14, 2006 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

This year's event will introduce two new programs to support and address the adoption of grid in the commercial marketplace. The Solutions Program will focus on the business case for grid, strategic business solutions and value for Senior IT Management. This is an intensive two-day program with enterprise oriented content for vertical markets including Finance, Life Sciences Manufacturing, Design, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Government and eScience. The Technology Program is a four-day program that will explain the "how-to's" of grid deployment with technically oriented content across all platforms, proprietary and open source, for IT Architects, Technology Innovators, Developers, System Administrators, IT Managers, Integrators and Architects.

In addition to the new programming, GridWorld 2006 will continue to feature the GGF 18 Community and Standards Program, keynotes from industry leaders, and a showcase of the leading companies in the industry. The conference theme is "Achieving Agility, Efficiency and Innovation in the Enterprise."

GridWorld is a B2B conference focused on the commercial benefits of grid computing for Enterprise IT strategists worldwide. Sponsors for this year's event include EMC2, ASPEED Software, AMD, Cluster Resources, HP, United Devices, GemStone, Altair Engineering, Inc., and Univa, to name a few.

About GridWorld

GridWorld is the premier conference for both enterprise IT strategists and IT vendors exclusively focused on the commercial benefits of integrating grid technologies, products and solutions into core IT operations. For more information, or to register for the event, visit the GridWorld web site at www.gridworld.com .

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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. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), 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/Enterprise Grid Alliance (GGF/EGA)

The Global Grid Forum (GGF) and the Enterprise Grid Alliance (EGA) are the leading grid standards organizations working to accelerate grid adoption worldwide.

About GlobusWORLD

GlobusWORLD is the definitive event for information and education on Globus(R) software, the open source standard for grid computing.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's online network includes more than 400 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and gaming worldwide. IDG is a leading producer of more than 170 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately-held company, is available at http://www.idg.com .

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