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IBM and Univa Announce

Last week at GridWorld/GGF, IBM and Univa jointly announced an agreement that's been months in the making.  The best part of it is that it sets us squarely on the path to becoming the independent supplier of commercially supported Grid infrastructure technologies based on open source software. 

Link: IBM and Univa to Partner on Commercially-Supported Globus Software.

GRIDWORLD, BOSTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM and Univa Corporation today announced a joint agreement whereby IBM will license commercial releases of Globus software from Univa, the leading provider of commercial software and professional services for open source Globus(R) software.
Under the agreement, Univa will deliver a commercially supported and enterprise-ready release of open-standard software built around the Globus Toolkit for use across IBM's eServer platforms running both AIX and Linux, including IBM eServer, iSeries, pSeries, xSeries, zSeries and BladeCenter systems. IBM will also provide Univa with product development resources and technology assets to assist in the development, delivery and support of the Univa commercial releases on IBM platforms. ...

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