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The first and most important conference on P2P
O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference
Westin St. Francis Hotel -- San Francisco, California
February 14-16, 2001

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Platinum

OpenCOLA OpenCOLA
OpenCOLA is a funded open-source development initiative to build a distributed computing platform and applications based on the OpenCOLA protocol and kernal. OpenCOLA's flagship application collects and organizes user-relevant files using autonomous search agents collaborating across peer-to-peer networks. The agents' decisions are improved through ongoing user feedback.

Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision--The Network Is The Computer™--has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to dot-com their businesses. With $17.6 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at sun.com.

Consilient Consilient
Consilient is delivering peer-to-peer Internet infrastructure software that fundamentally enhances the way people and companies collaborate and conduct business. By dynamically aggregating diverse elements of a process, Consilient enables end-to-end automation of business processes--driving the creation of a global virtual marketplace that promotes greater efficiency, openness and choice.

Intel Intel
For three decades, Intel Corporation has developed technology enabling the computer and Internet revolution that has changed the world. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor in 1971. Today, Intel supplies chips, boards, systems, software, networking and communications equipment, and services that compose the "ingredients" of computer architecture and the Internet. Intel's mission is to be the preeminent building block supplier to the worldwide Internet economy.

Gold

XDegrees XDegrees
XDegrees provides a secure infrastructure for enterprise and consumer application networks utilizing a peer-to-peer approach. XDegrees' innovative relational network infrastructure enables efficient bi-directional interactions, unlocking the value of relationships between people, data and devices. Applications developed using XDegrees will benefit from unparalleled levels of reliability, scalability, and performance. Working with its application partners, XDegrees is building the foundation for commercially viable peer-to-peer networks.

3Path 3Path
3Path is a peer-to-peer subscription service that delivers priority documents directly to a branded folder on your most valued customer's desktop. They'll benefit from a local, designated place for the information you send, organized by you. Visual alerts guarantee that they'll see your most time-sensitive information. The result is a more productive relationship.

Microsoft Logo Microsoft
Microsoft's vision is to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. As the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing, Microsoft strives to offer the best technology platform for e-commerce solutions, so that companies can realize the potential of the digital economy by integrating e-Commerce solutions throughout their operations.

Silver

Porivo Technologies Porivo Technologies
Porivo has developed an advanced platform for peer-to-peer, distributed computing that enables thousands upon thousands of PCs to work in unison to tackle immense computing tasks over the Internet. Porivo is also developing breakthrough applications optimized for its platform, designed to improve the performance, reliability and scalability of Internet-based applications.

Groove Networks Groove Networks
Groove Networks, Inc. provides a solution platform and application for peer-to-peer Internet interaction. Groove's technology reaches beyond the World Wide Web paradigm, leveraging the two-way capabilities of the Internet to strengthen the connections among people who interact online. Founded by Lotus Notes inventor Ray Ozzie in 1997, Groove Networks is a privately held company headquartered in Beverly, Mass.

Applied MetaComputing Applied MetaComputing
Applied MetaComputing is the world's leading supplier of Grid software. It's flagship product, Legion, is a fully integrated, highly secure platform for all forms of peer-to-peer and distributed computing applications. Applied MetaComputing offers the Legion platform, along with a complete development environment and tools, consulting, education and support services to companies around the world.

Clip2 Clip2
Through its Distributed Search Solutions (DSS) initiative, Clip2 has emerged as a peer-to-peer technology leader. Clip2 DSS has deployed infrastructure components for the Gnutella distributed search network including mapping & monitoring systems, a host list service, and a proxy & index server. Periodic reports on network issues including scalability have influenced the broader peer-to-peer community. Investors in the Palo Alto, CA-based company includes VCs Greylock and Lightspeed.

NextPage NextPage
NextPage distributed content management solutions enable users to manage, access and exchange business-critical information in real-time with partners, suppliers, customers and employees. With NextPage technology, customers connect disparate content servers together and then give users integrated access to that content regardless of its format or the server location. Visit www.nextpage.com.

ToadNode ToadNode
toadnode.com, LLC was formed to explore Peer-to-Peer technologies and applications and bring them to an international audience. It uses a flexible and extensible "cartridge" model that enables the development of custom modules, including commercial modules designed for corporate Enterprise Knowledge Management. The development team is based in New York.

SmartPeer SmartPeer
SmartPeer is E-Commerce peer-to-peer technology. It is a software and hardware solution that enables retailers to make inventory and pricing information directly available to their customers. SmartPeer allows shoppers to find and purchase the item they want, at the location that it most convenient, on-line and on wireless devices.

Popular Power Popular Power
Popular Power launched the first commercial distributed computing software in April 2000. By aggregating unused computing resources, Popular Power delivers a new generation of network applications enabled by distributed architecture, as well as cost-effective solutions for the high-performance computer processing market.

CenterSpan Communications 
Corp. CenterSpan Communications Corp.
CenterSpan Communications Corp. is a developer and marketer of peer-to-peer Internet communication and collaboration solutions. The company is developing a next generation peer-to-peer digital distribution channel enabling members to publish, search and purchase digital content, such as music and video files, in a secure and legal environment. Scour.com, CenterSpan's digital media and entertainment portal, is one of the most widely visited entertainment destinations in the world.

Entropia, Inc. Entropia
Entropia, Inc. is creating the world's largest Internet and enterprise distributed computing service, "a computer the size of planet Earth," by harnessing the unused processing power of millions of PCs worldwide to quickly execute very large computing tasks for medical research, web testing, digital media, product development, and more.

OpenDesign OpenDesign
OpenDesign provides software infrastructure for efficient, robust, and highly scalable distributed applications. Our patented algorithms adapt the network to applications rather than the other way around. Applications using our infrastructure are load-balanced, fault-tolerant, and can call and aggregate services from anywhere in the network, even across datacenters.

FirstPeer FirstPeer
FirstPeer is building the next generation of marketplaces, commerce and interaction on the Internet using P2P technology. FirstPeer accomplishes this by providing the tools, "intellectual infrastructure" to capitalize on Peer-to-Peer's inherent ability to increase efficiencies and reduce costs by utilizing existing infrastructures. FirstPeer flagship product the "Personal Servant" moves yesterday's client-server Internet into today's peer-to-peer world.

Proksim Proksim
Proksim Software is positioning itself to be the premier provider of advanced peer-to-peer (P2P) networking infrastructure software. Proksim Software's patent-pending cell-based technology enables software applications to efficiently exchange pertinent and time-sensitive information over the Internet. Users can access this information anytime, anywhere, using any Internet-enabled device (PCs, handhelds, wireless phones, set-top boxes, consoles, etc.) Proksim Software has two products for high-growth markets: T-SIS for online business applications and NetZ for online entertainment.

OverX OverX
OverX is a Chicago-based, development-stage company that develops critical building block technology to support distributed computing. The high performance, massively scalable software enables the unique identification, location and retrieval of data from unrelated networks. OverX will combine with current legacy technologies to provide dynamic and spontaneous distributed information systems.

Media

O'Reilly Network O'Reilly Network--Online Resource for Open and Emerging Technologies
You trust O'Reilly to help you do your job more efficiently and effectively. And you can trust O'Reilly Network to deepen your knowledge and technical skills. O'Reilly Network offers information beyond O'Reilly books: from thought-provoking articles to extensive searchable resources. It's your essential technology site before and after conferences: www.oreillynet.com.

XML.com XML.com
XML.com, an affiliate of the O'Reilly Network, provides original, timely articles and useful resources from XML's leading edge. Featuring the in-depth technical expertise you expect from O'Reilly, XML.com will help you with all your XML projects, through extensive Resource and Buyer's Guides, Toolbox, FAQs, news, reviews, forums, and a weekly newsletter.

Red Herring Red Herring Communications
Red Herring Communications is the leading media company that meets the specialized information needs of strategic business decision-makers. With print, events and online products, Red Herring Communications provides executives with in-depth analysis, news, and high-level forums on the trends and companies driving the business of technology. For marketers, Red Herring Communications is also dedicated to offering access to this high level audience in a variety of ways to support your marketing goals.

openp2p.comopenp2p.com
openp2p.com, published by the O'Reilly Network, is a solutions-based resource for P2P developers. The site helps developers create P2P technology and helps managers and executives understand the directions that P2P is going, and how those directions will impact information services over the internet. openp2p.com provides insightful and provocative coverage of peer-to-peer technology, with a focus on open, interoperable solutions.


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