SOURCE: TurboWorx

June 08, 2005 09:00 ET

TurboWorx Chooses IBM to Help Deliver On Demand Business Solutions to Meet Life Sciences Industry Customer Needs

Joins IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks

SHELTON, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 8, 2005 -- TurboWorx today announced it has achieved industry optimized status in IBM's PartnerWorld Industry Networks. TurboWorx can now take advantage of IBM's sales, marketing and technical expertise to develop and deliver on demand solutions that meet customer requirements in the Life Sciences industry.

Customers are seeking solutions that can help them better integrate processes and applications and allow them to quickly respond to changing market opportunities -- all key elements in transforming to an On Demand business.

TurboWorx delivers a powerful blend of computational workflow solutions that take advantage of distributed computing environments. High performance decisions are enabled by automating, streamlining and accelerating scientific and technical applications. TurboWorx solutions automate tedious, repetitive, manual steps and processes allowing researchers to focus on core science and research. The company provides additional business benefits by improving performance of compute-intensive applications that run too slowly, allowing them to be distributed across a diverse high-performance computing environment. TurboWorx's solutions capture unused cycles from networked compute servers and integrate diverse applications into workflows that deliver improved performance for complex processes.

TurboWorx has a strong focus on the Life Sciences industry, but the company is also branching out into the financial services market. The PartnerWorld Industry Networks program helps TurboWorx serve its customers more efficiently by providing sales, marketing and technical support to deliver industry-specific solutions. TurboWorx is enabled on IBM eServer BladeCenter JS20, WebSphere Application Server and DB2.

"We are extremely happy to have achieved the optimized partner status with IBM," said Jeff Augen, President and CEO, TurboWorx, Inc. "This is a significant milestone in our relationship with IBM that will further help us deliver customized solutions based on open standards to our customers in the life sciences industry."

"We are pleased that TurboWorx has joined PartnerWorld Industry Networks and is committed to IBM as a partner of choice," said Buell Duncan, general manager, ISV & Developer Relations, IBM. "IBM recognizes the value TurboWorx brings to the life sciences industry, and we are dedicated to working together to develop open solutions that best serve our customers."

The IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks provide ISVs with comprehensive business insight, technical resources, networking opportunities, and marketing and sales support designed to help them reach more customers and close deals faster. Participants in the PartnerWorld Industry Networks can team with IBM to bring on demand solutions to market more easily and to ensure these solutions meet specific industry needs, reflecting how customers buy technology today. ISVs who have attained one or more Industry Optimized competences have successfully integrated with on demand IBM infrastructure software and hardware and demonstrated success with customers in the industries they note.

ISVs can sign up for PartnerWorld Industry Networks at www.ibm.com/isv.

About TurboWorx

TurboWorx solutions are built on an open-development framework and powered by TurboWorx's SmartGrid™ technology and includes TurboWorx Builder™, TurboWorx Enterprise™, and TurboWorx ClusterManager™. Together, these offerings support application integration and acceleration, workflow creation, uniform data access, and comprehensive user and resource management functionality for distributed computing environments.

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