Mithral's Client-Server SDK Make P2P Apps Simple

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From: Mithral Communications & Design (
Date: Thu Sep 21 2000 - 08:35:24 PDT

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Adam Pavlacka
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Release of Mithral's Client-Server SDK Makes Development of Distributed
Computing and Peer-to-Peer Applications Simple

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - September 21, 2000 - You probably first learned about
distributed computing, running multiple computers in parallel, from the RC5 cracking project. Then you may have heard about the
SETI@Home screensaver and thought it was pretty cool. Lately, you have seen
Napster in the news for its file-sharing capabilities. What if you could
quickly and easily produce your own distributed applications and harness
the untapped power of the Internet? Now you can, with the Mithral
Client-Server Software Development Kit. The Client-Server SDK grants any
software developer the power to create custom distributed computing and
peer-to-peer applications on more than 20 different platforms.

Mithral Communications and Design Inc., announced today the commercial
availability of the Client-Server SDK. Available immediately to both
academic and commercial clients under the Mithral Dual License, the
Client-Server SDK is the only thing a developer needs to produce custom
distributed applications. It is the first product to be released as part of
the Cosm project, a family of products that allows for single-source
development. Interested developers should contact Mithral to license the

While other companies have attempted to create a distributed computing
"cycle-sharing" market, Mithral has chosen to make distributed technology
available to everyone. Mithral realizes that many companies have
confidential data that cannot be shared over an open network. Because of
this fact all current distributed computing applications are useless for
most commercial clients. By using the Client-Server SDK, companies can reap
the benefits of distributed computing on private, internal networks,
without exposing valuable data to the world. Developers wanting to reach a
worldwide market via the Internet can do so without difficulty.

"We realized years ago that an Internet based cycle-sharing market was not
viable for a number of reasons, the least of which is the security issue,"
said Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg, founder of Mithral and Chief Technical
Officer. "With the release of the Client-Server SDK, Mithral has given
everyone the ability to easily build custom distributed and peer-to-peer

The Client-Server SDK is ready for use with any distributed or peer-to-peer
application. Among the advantages to using the Client-Server SDK:

* Public Source - No concerns about application security. Full source is
* Become your own "cycle broker" - No more reliance on a third party to
develop and maintain your application.
* Easy-to-create distributed and peer-to-peer applications for any purpose.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Mithral Communications and Design,
Inc. is a privately held technological research center that focuses on
cross-platform development tools. Founded in 1995, Mithral is currently
developing the Cosm product line - a family of tools designed to provide
seamless, cross-platform, single source development. More information on
Mithral and Cosm can be found on the Web at

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." Such statements are subject to certain risks
and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those expressed in any such forward-looking statements.


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