Availant, a provider of engineering and professional services, announces the completion of a joint software engineering effort for the development of the High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing (HACMP) for AIX(R) Version 5.1.0. Since 1990, Availant and IBM have collaborated in a successful technology partnership for the design and development of HACMP for AIX, IBM's high availability offering for pSeries servers.

SAN JOSE, CA -- INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM - Cloakware Corporation today announced that the AT-SPI Technology Office, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base has selected Cloakware for evaluation as part of its initiative to protect critical DoD applications from unauthorized distribution and exploitation. As part of a licensing deal entered into previously between Cloakware and Intel, the AT-SPI Technology Office evaluation will include both Cloakware and Intel tamper resistant technology.

BOSTON--At the Embedded Systems Conference, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that it plans to offer customers mid- and low-power AMD Opteron(TM) processors in the first half of 2004. The mid- and low-power AMD Opteron processors, to be available at 55 watts and 30 watts, are designed to provide customers with a wide variety of solutions, extending into the AMD Opteron 100-, 200-, and 800- series product lines.

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa. -- For the second consecutive year, ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) , a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced it has been named in Business 2.0's B2 100, the magazine's ranking of the fastest-growing technology companies. ANSYS ranked 81 on the list, climbing five places from last year. The list of 100 was winnowed down from an original group of 2,000 publicly traded tech firms.

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