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The ChessBrain Project Announces TurboLinux, Inc. as a sponsor for ChessBrain's World Record Attempt.

December 17th 2003

December 17th 2003 - Newbury Park California - The ChessBrain Project, the world's largest distributed chess computer, announced today that TurboLinux has agreed to be a sponsor for ChessBrain's world record attempt scheduled to take place on January 30th, 2004 at the NordU USENIX 2004 Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Turbolinux is the leading supplier of Linux operating systems and products in the Asian Pacific. "Turbolinux is excited to be part of ChessBrain's historic distributed computing project. The fact that the heart of ChessBrain, the SuperNode, is Linux-based demonstrates the power and flexibility of open source software," said Koichi Yano, president and COO of Turbolinux, Inc.

"We're looking forward to watching ChessBrain break the world record."

Cedric Griss of the Distributed Computing Foundation stated: "The foundation recognizes the important role that Linux is playing in establishing secure robust servers all over the world. We are excited that TurboLinux has stepped forward to support this important effort, and have made their software available for our use during the world record attempt".

About ChessBrain
ChessBrain has become the first distributed computing network to play online chess. The ChessBrain project is a non-profit Internet experiment founded in January 2002, and supported by hundreds of individuals from over fifty different countries.

About Turbolinux, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Turbolinux® Inc. is a global software company providing Linux OS and solution for multi-platform. Backed by some of the world's leading technology companies, including Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, NEC, Novell, Oracle, SGI and Toshiba, Turbolinux is headquartered in Tokyo Japan with offices around the world. For more information, visit the Turbolinux web site at

Cedric Griss, Distributed Computing Foundation
Carlos Justiniano, ChessBrain Founder
PR Department, Turbolinux, Inc. +1-81-3-5766-1660

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