SGI and Ada Core Technologies Team up to Support Ada 95 Users

Ada Core Technologies Will Provide Direct Support to SGI IRIX OS-Based Customers for the Ada 95 Compiler

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, USA - SGI (NYSE: SGI) and Ada Core Technologies, developer and maintainer of the Ada 95 GNAT Pro development environment today announced a new agreement for support. Effective July 1, 2002, the agreement will enable customers using systems based on the SGI® IRIX® operating system to obtain support for the Ada 95 development environment directly from Ada Core Technologies. This support agreement will allow SGI and AdaCore to leverage the strengths of both companies to serve their mutual customers more effectively.

"SGI is transitioning support to Ada Core Technologies in order to provide a closer relationship between SGI customers using the Ada 95 development environment and the Ada Core Technologies' experts," said Wes Embry, western regional director, Ada Core Technologies, Inc.

Ada Core Technologies will provide its Premium level service to SGI customers who purchased Ada 95 compiler support contracts from Ada Core Technologies and to customers with existing SGI support contracts for the Ada 95 compiler. Customers will receive a rapid response to all problems submitted to the Ada Core Technologies technical support team.

"SGI has always been committed to providing our creative and technical customers with the best service in the industry," said Terry Oberdank, vice president of SGI® Global Services. "This support agreement with Ada Core Technologies is in the best interest for our mutual customers. With Ada Core Technologies' exceptional development environment engineering expertise and support capabilities combined with SGI high-performance systems, the robust IRIX operating system and our own service experts, customers are getting the best of both worlds."

Ada Core Technologies' Premium Service includes:

  • The GNAT Pro Ada 95 development environment for IRIX, including software on CD-ROM along with printed documentation.
  • One-year electronic access to the latest versions of Ada software and documentation via a password-protected GNAT Tracker web server account.
  • One year of GNAT Product Support as well as one year of GNAT Project Support.

As with all GNAT Pro components, GPS is distributed with full source code and is backed by Ada Core Technologies’ rapid and expert online support.

Ada Core Technologies will continue to support SGI® Ada 1.4.2 until the n32 product for SGI from Ada Core Technologies is released to SGI customers. Ada Core Technologies will support the o32 compiler which is part of SGI Ada 1.4.2 until July 1, 2003. The new n32 product from Ada Core Technologies will be based on GNATPro 3.15 and will contain new source level debugger tool called the GNAT Visual Debugger (GVD).

"This agreement is a continuation of the long relationship that SGI and Ada Core Technologies have enjoyed together. SGI was Ada Core Technologies' very first customer," said Embry. "Both parties are continuing to work together to ensure that a top quality Ada 95 development environment is available on IRIX."

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