Computer Associates and Silicon Graphics have signed a worldwide agreement under which CA will port and optimise its product line, including Unicenter TNG, Jasmine and Open Ingres, for SGI's Numa parallel server range.
Under the terms of the deal, SGI will adopt Unicenter TNG and the Unicenter TNG Object Model as the de facto standard solution for enterprise management and will also bundle and ship the Unicenter TNG Framework to users of its Irix Unix-based operating system.
Yogesh Gupta, CA's senior vice president of product strategy, said: "By bundling the Unicenter TNG Framework with the Origin server line, Silicon Graphics will reduce clients' costs for managing heterogeneous computing environments and assure customers of a stronger computing solution for their changing needs."
As part of the agreement, CA will become a member of the Silicon Graphics Developer Programme, granting CA access to beta systems, early Irix versions, and compiler and protocol revisions. Silicon Graphics is a member of CA's Strategic Alliance Partner Programme. CA and Silicon Graphics will further cooperate through sales referral programs, joint marketing efforts and shared field engagement sessions around the world.
CA's Unicenter TNG technology was first made available to customers on Irix in August 1996. Today's agreement extends Unicenter TNG's support to the latest release of Irix version 6.4, and calls for Jasmine, CA's object oriented database, and OpenIngres, its relational database, to be ported to current and future releases of Irix.
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