IBM Receives First-Ever GridWorld "Industry Leadership" Award for Building Grid Computing Awareness

Company Also Receives Grid Computing Awards From Grid Today for Product and Solution Innovation, Efficient Pricing, and High Performance
(PresseBox) (WASHINGTON, ) GridWorld -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the company is being honored with the first-ever GridWorld "Industry Leadership Award."

The members of the GridWorld advisory board recognized IBM for the company's contribution toward building grid awareness by providing technical and business leadership in bringing the technology of Grid and Service-Oriented IT solutions to the market.

"IBM is honored to be recognized by GridWorld for leading the industry in helping customers improve productivity and efficiency with world-class Grid computing solutions," said Ken King, vice president, Grid Computing, IBM. "As a pioneer and leader in open standards-based Grid computing solutions, we look forward to accelerating customer adoption of Grid solutions based on the success our many customers have experienced."

Nominations were solicited by GridWorld from the grid community: commercial, academic, scientific and IT vendors. IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, made the announcement at the annual GridWorld conference in Washington D.C.

IBM was also awarded top honors in the GRIDtoday Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards presented at the GridWorld conference in the following categories:

- Editors' Choice Award: Best price/performance Grid Solution or Building Block.
- Readers' Choice Award: Best price/performance Storage solution for a Grid implementation.
- Readers' Choice Award: Most innovative Storage solution for a Grid implementation.
- Readers' Choice Award: Most useful and innovative Grid Solution OR Building Block.

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