GNAT Pro Now Available for HP OpenVMS on HP Integrity Servers

GNAT Pro helps customers meet stringent requirements for mission-critical software systems

SALT LAKE CITY, USA - Today at the Systems & Software Technology Conference AdaCore announced the immediate availability of its flagship GNAT Pro Ada development environment for HP OpenVMS on HP Integrity servers. GNAT Pro for OpenVMS on HP Integrity servers is tailored to the needs of developers who require reliability, performance and maintainability in their software. It can be used for a broad spectrum of applications, including database systems, device control and transportation.

GNAT Pro for OpenVMS on HP Integrity servers comprises a full Ada compiler, a comprehensive toolset, and supplemental libraries and bindings. It allows developers to build pure Ada applications as well as Ada components in multi-language systems. The product not only implements Ada 95, but it also supports the Ada 83 subset and a large set of the new Ada 2005 features. It is optimized to take full advantage of the performance and scalability of the 64-bit HP Integrity server architecture, allowing full use of the large address space.

AdaCore has been providing Ada products on OpenVMS platforms since 1998, when the company introduced its GNAT Pro environment for HP AlphaServer systems.

“GNAT Pro and OpenVMS have always been a natural mix because of their shared emphasis on reliability and robustness,” said Robert Dewar, CEO of AdaCore. “With GNAT Pro now available for HP Integrity servers running OpenVMS, developers on the platform have the opportunity to use Ada, the language best suited for mission-critical systems.”

GNAT Pro is especially useful for systems comprising many thousands of modules and millions of lines of code. Its robust system architecture allows scalability based on program size and does not degrade abruptly when a fixed capacity is reached. Its project facility provides a flexible framework for organizing large, multi-person development efforts.

“We are delighted that AdaCore has chosen to strengthen its commitment to HP OpenVMS and extend the value of HP Integrity servers to its customers,” said Ann McQuaid, general manager of the OpenVMS Group, Business Critical Servers, HP. “The deployment of Ada products on HP Integrity servers enables customers to experience the synergy between the mission-critical enterprise computing strengths of OpenVMS and the secured availability of the HP Integrity platform.”

GNAT Pro is highly compatible with the HP Alpha-hosted Ada 83 compiler (formerly known as “DEC Ada”), implementing HP-specific pragmas and attributes, following HP Ada’s representational conventions, and providing a binding to the HP Ada predefined library. GNAT Pro tool invocation has the OpenVMS “look and feel”, using standard OpenVMS syntax and conventions.

GNAT Pro for OpenVMS implements both Ada-specific and platform-dependent optimizations, and the run-time library has been designed to map Ada’s dynamic features directly and efficiently onto the underlying OpenVMS services. The product features a comprehensive tool suite, including a pretty-printer, program browser and program metrics generator.

AdaCore distributes GNAT Pro with complete source code, and backs the product with rapid and expert support service.

GNAT Pro for OpenVMS is currently available for HP Integrity servers. Pricing for GNAT Pro subscriptions starts at $14,000. Please contact AdaCore ( for the latest information on pricing and supported configurations.

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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