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Subject: OASIS Member News - Conformative Systems Adds To Its Board ofDirectors

Media Contacts:
Rafe Wooley
Blanc & Otus Public Relations
(512) 335-8771 x 19
Kent Nutt
Conformative Systems
(512) 334-4328
Conformative Systems Adds To Its Board of Directors
Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner Brian Smith
Joins Conformative's Board
AUSTIN, Texas  March 7, 2005  Conformative Systems, Inc., a developer of
high performance computer systems, today announced that Brian R. Smith,
managing director of Techxas Ventures, has joined its board of directors.
Smith joins board members John Shoemaker, former Vice President of Sun
Microsystems' Enterprise Desktop and Systems Group, Christopher Baldwin,
Charles River Ventures Partner, Basil Horangic, Austin Ventures Partner and
John Derrick, CEO of Conformative Systems.
At age 29, Smith founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Crossroads
Systems (Nasdaq: CRDS), which he led through several rounds of venture and
strategic financing to a successful IPO. In this role, Mr. Smith was an
early pioneer in Storage Area Networks (SANs), which are industry standard
solutions today. For his efforts, Smith was awarded the prestigious Ernst &
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Smith also served as managing director
of Convergent Investors, where he oversaw investments in many early-stage
technology companies. He began his career in electrical engineering and
product development positions with the Technology Group of IBM Corporation.
Smith earned a BSEE with honors from the University of Cincinnati and a MSEE
from Purdue University. He has worked with portfolio companies like Chicory
Systems, StoredIQ, Nanotechnologies, Inc. and TeraVicta Technologies. Smith
currently focuses on enterprises developing infrastructure, semiconductors
and nanotechnology solutions."The addition of Brian Smith to our board gives
us an ideal mix of industry veterans with recognized experience in taking
companies from early growth stage to market leader status," said John
Derrick, CEO of Conformative Systems. "We're very pleased Brian will be a
contributor as we aggressively take Conformative's highly differentiated
solution to market."
"Financial Services, insurance, medical and retail enterprises throughout
the world are moving to XML as a data and Service Oriented Architecture
(SOA) standard," said Smith.  "Conformative is uniquely positioned to
provide optimized, application-specific servers to these customers, allowing
them to benefit from these standards and still reduce cost and complexity in
the datacenter".
Conformative Systems is developing the first and only parallel processing
hardware platform for accelerating data intensive XML processing and web
services. Conformative's solution delivers up to 200x faster processing of
XML data enabling corporate data centers to work at greater capacity to meet
customer needs.
About Conformative Systems
Conformative Systems is a developer of high performance computer systems
that dramatically increase application performance while reducing cost and
complexity in the enterprise data center.  Only Conformative is approaching
the problem of XML processing performance through the application of a
parallel processing architecture.  The company's unique server design
incorporates many processors in a single application specific integrated
circuit (ASIC), enabling acceleration of enterprise applications and Web
services by up to 200 times compared to existing general-purpose servers.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Conformative Systems was founded in 2003 and
is backed by Austin Ventures and Charles River Ventures.  For more
information, visit www.conformative.com.


Kent Nutt
Director, Marketing Programs
Conformative Systems
4516 Seton Center Parkway
Suite 145
Austin, TX 79759
Office: 512.334.4333 ext. 4100
Cell: 512.422.0552
Fax: 512.334.4331
Email: kent.nutt@conformative.com

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