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rPath Wins DoEnergy Grant to Manage Application Delivery for Grid Computing

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Project will use rBuilder to create and deliver Xen virtual application environments for the National Laboratory Grid.

RALEIGH, NC (May 23, 2006) — rPath, provider of the first platform for creating and maintaining Linux software appliances, today announced it has been notified by Congressman Brad Miller’s office that it is a recipient of a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the Department of Energy (DOE). rPath will use the grant to enable its rBuilder platform to create Xen virtual machine images for deployment in grid environments such as the Open Science Grid.

Large scale grid computing platforms are needed for scientific research, but it is difficult to match available grid capacity with applications because each of the National Laboratory grids is unique in its operating system configuration. rPath's virtual appliance technology solves this problem by combining applications with their operating environments in virtual containers which can be run on any available grid.
According to DOE personnel who reviewed rPath's proposal, the technology "could represent a breakthrough" in the packaging, delivery and maintenance of distributed computing environments. DOE reviewers went on to say that rPath's proposal is backed by "highly skilled people from diverse backgrounds whose combined knowledge should produce a significant advance.”

"rPath is excited to be working towards universal application deployment on grids with the Department of Energy," said Erik Troan, rPath founder and CTO. "Together we will show how rPath's virtual appliance technology increases the utilization of grids by making those resources readily available to a wide array of applications."

About Xen
Xen is the industry-standard open source infrastructure virtualization software created and maintained by the founders of XenSource, Inc., and developed collaboratively by 20 of the world’s most innovative data center solution vendors. Xen allows multiple virtual server instances to run concurrently on the same physical server, with near-native performance and per-virtual server performance guarantees. Xen is designed to exploit hardware virtualization capabilities in the latest Intel and AMD processors to offer the highest performance for all virtualized guest operating systems.

About rPath
rPath provides rBuilder and rPath Linux, the first platform for creating and maintaining software appliances. Using rPath’s technology, application developers can evolve their business from delivering an application to providing a complete solution via software appliances. For customers, software appliances bring the simplicity and value of Software as a Service (SaaS) to on-premise application deployments. The company is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, please visit: http://www.rpath.com

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Keith Boswell
VP of Marketing for rPath
(919) 851-3984 x2120
kboswell@rpath.com

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