AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Brings Ada to x86-64 GNU/Linux

GNAT Pro and Ada ease customer transition to high-performance, 64-bit applications.

NEW YORK, NY, USA - AdaCore today announced the availability of its flagship GNAT Pro Ada development environment on the x86-64 platform. The product is available on two primary GNU/Linux operating systems -- Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® v. 4, and SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 9 -- on the Intel EM64T and the AMD64 processors.

AdaCore’s porting of GNAT Pro to 64-bit platforms reflects the market’s natural progression from 32-bit to 64-bit computing. Because 64-bit architectures overcome the 4 GB memory space limitations of standard 32-bit platforms they are able to handle larger and more demanding applications. In addition, recent x86 architecture improvements, including advanced multi-core processing, now provide exceptional processing power, multi-threaded throughput, and better performance. As a result, the x86-64 platform is quickly gaining mainstream popularity with vendors of compute-intensive, memory-hungry applications, such as servers, databases, and telecommunications. And by also providing support for 32-bit execution, the processor eases the transition to 64-bit computing.

“We have received requests from major enterprise players to support Ada on x86-64 configurations, and we anticipate continued industry demand in the future,” said Robert Dewar, CEO of AdaCore. “With this port of GNAT Pro to x86-64, our customers will be able to break free from the limitations of 32-bit platforms, while benefiting from the full complement of AdaCore tools and services they currently enjoy with other GNAT Pro supported platforms.”

About GNAT Pro
GNAT Pro is a robust and flexible open-source Ada development environment based on the GNU GCC compiler technology. It comprises a full Ada compiler, an Integrated Development Environment (GPS, the GNAT Programming Studio), a comprehensive toolset including a visual debugger, and a useful collection of libraries / bindings. GNAT Pro allows development of pure Ada applications as well as Ada components in multi-language systems. It is distributed with complete source code, and is backed by rapid and expert support service. GPS is available on a wide range of host environments for both native and cross-development using GNAT Pro, including UNIX, Windows and GNU/Linux.

GNAT Pro supports the major new features in the Ada 2005 revision of the Ada programming language. With over 120 enhancements over the previous release of the technology, GNAT Pro is the best choice for reliable and efficient software, across a wide spectrum of applications, including high-integrity systems.

About AdaCore
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial, open-source software solutions for Ada, a modern programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where reliability, efficiency and safety are absolutely critical. AdaCore's flagship product is GNAT Pro, the commercial-grade open-source Ada development environment, which comes with expert online support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has customers worldwide; see for more information.

Use of Ada and GNAT Pro continues to grow in high-integrity and safety-critical applications, including commercial and defense aircraft avionics, air traffic control, railroad systems, financial services and medical devices. AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris.

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