VMware Co-Founder and Chief Scientist Receives ACM SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award

Dr. Mendel Rosenblum Recognized for His Creativity, Innovation and Vision in Operating Systems Research

PALO ALTO, Calif., December 30, 2002— VMware, Inc., the leading provider of virtual computing software for industry-standard computers, today announced that Dr. Mendel Rosenblum, VMware Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, was awarded the ACM SIGOPS Mark Weiser award for his creativity, innovation and vision in operating systems research.

The award is named in honor of Mark Weiser, a computing visionary recognized for his research accomplishments during his career at Xerox Parc. Dr. Rosenblum received the award at the Fifth Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation held December 9-11, 2002 in Boston, Mass.

Dr. Rosenblum is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he leads a group focused on operating systems research. Together with his students, he developed the Hive operating system, the SimOS machine simulator and the Disco virtual machine monitor. Dr. Rosenblum holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Virginia.

About ACM SIGOPS

ACM SIGOPS addresses a broad spectrum of issues associated with operating systems research and development. Areas of special interest include: interactions with computer architecture; multiprocessing, distributed, and mobile computing; resource management; security; and interprocess communication.

About VMware, Inc.

VMware, Inc. is the leading provider of virtual computing software for industry-standard computers. Through its patented and patent-pending technology, VMware brings virtual computing to distributed systems—from the desktop to the data center. Enterprise customers use VMware software for server consolidation, workload management and application development, testing and deployment. With more than one million registered users, VMware products include ESX Server, GSX Server and Workstation. VMware was founded in 1998 and is based in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, visit www.vmware.com or call 650-475-5000.

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