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For Immediate Release 

Susan Barich
Director of Communications
Silicon Valley World Internet Center


PALO ALTO, CA, February 14, 2001 -- IBM's Dr. Willy Chiu, Vice President, High Volume Website Design, IBM Corporation (, will share experiences in building the world's highest volume eBusiness websites at a Challenge-the-Expert Program at the Silicon Valley World Internet Center (, Wednesday, February 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Zona Research, an analysis and strategic marketing company for Internet markets and technologies, recently found in their Q4 2000 B2B Marketplace survey, that two in five IT professionals recognize the need to improve the performance of their websites. Under Dr. Chiu's direction, IBM has developed a breakthrough methodology for deriving transaction performance metrics to build high-volume web site infrastructures with high performance and highly scalable designs. This body of work has been published on IBM's DeveloperWorks ( to help IBM customers and partners utilize the methodology in end-to-end e-business infrastructure deployments. This methodology, combined with IBM's High Volume Web Site center of competency, provides a focus on creating and propagating best practices for high-volume websites.

In the first part of the program at the Center, Dr. Chiu will cover dynamics such as impact on performance from bursty web traffic patterns. He will also discuss advanced technologies for multi-tier architectures, caching and web page design. Actual website data and examples will be used, including sites for sporting spectaculars, eCommerce, on-line trading and on-line banking. The second part of the program will involve discussion between Dr. Chiu and the audience.

This presentation is aimed at business development and technical leaders who have, or who anticipate having, intense user demand or sites that have high quality-of-service end-user expectations.

Dr. Chiu is currently located at the IBM Center for Java Technology, Cupertino, California. He has been with IBM for over 25 years. REGISTRATION to attend the program is not necessary but highly recommended due to limited capacity. To register and for further information, contact: Glenda Garcia at 650-462-9800 or mailto:

IBM Corporation is an Executive Sponsor of the Center a combination think tank and showcase for the advancement of Internet technologies and markets. The Silicon Valley World Internet Center focuses on the advancement of Internet-related eMarkets, technologies, people, and ideas through the collaborative exchange of knowledge. The Center is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and works on behalf of its sponsors to develop programs specific to the expanding Internet Economy. As multi-corporate, third-party venue, the Center provides a physical and virtual forum for collaboration among technology leaders and key end-users. The Center, a for-profit, fee-for-service corporation, focuses primarily on the areas of eBusiness, eServices and wireless communication.