JRun provides fast, affordable, and reliable J2EE 1.3 compatible platform

SYDNEY, Australia – 30 September 2002 - Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) announced that Macromedia JRun 4 realised improved performance results when running on Intel Xeon processors from Intel Corporation for servers. Macromedia JRun 4 saw performance improvements of up to 140 percent when run on architectures based on the new Intel Xeon processors. Macromedia JRun 4 is the latest release of Macromedia's Java application server, which is focused on providing a fast, affordable, and reliable J2EE 1.3 compatible platform. It is designed to be an approachable, complete solution for developing and deploying robust Java applications on time and on budget. The Intel Xeon processor family offers outstanding platform performance, dependability, value, and versatility to provide headroom for current and future server and workstation platforms.

"Macromedia JRun 4 delivers complete J2EE 1.3 compatibility at a breakthrough price," said Paul Madar, general manager, Macromedia. "The combination of Macromedia JRun 4 and the Intel Xeon processor provides an attractive solution for developers who need to deliver robust Java applications affordably and reliably."

"Architectures based on Intel Xeon processors offer customers the top of the line in terms of scalability, performance, and value," said David Brown, general manager of Intel's Platform Enabling Division. "With Macromedia JRun 4, Macromedia has demonstrated that application servers run best on the latest Intel silicon.

Macromedia JRun 4 successfully passed all test suites and takes advantage of the latest improvements in the Intel Xeon processor without requiring any code changes. Macromedia tested the performance of JRun 4 (measured as the number of HTTP requests processed per second) with leading Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) on architectures based on both the Intel Xeon processor and Intel Pentium III processors. JRun 4 saw increased performance ranging from 38 to 140 percent. Macromedia JRun 4 runs on the Intel Xeon processor for the Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Linux operating systems. Macromedia now offers technical support for JRun 4 on architectures based on the Intel Xeon processor, and all future releases of JRun will also support the Intel Xeon processor.

Macromedia JRun 4 simplifies and speeds application development and deployment with hot modification, auto deployment, and services that provide automatic deployment descriptor and code generation. Additionally, JRun leverages a service-based architecture to simplify server customisation, optimisation, and extensibility. Macromedia Flash Remoting, a native feature in JRun 4, connects applications running in Macromedia Flash Player to server-side business logic and data, enabling the creation of rich Internet applications that combine the responsiveness and functionality of client/server applications with the reach and low cost deployment of the Internet.

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