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What Is The RTR Porting Center?

The RTR Porting Center is a network of computing resources comprised of a broad spectrum of systems, software and related devices.  This computing center represents the hub of operations at Ready-to-Run Software and provides the foundation layer necessary to support the porting and cross-platform engineering and support efforts of both RTR and our clients.   The Porting Center is also available as a host facility for your applications and databases as one component of the services provided by RTR.

The Porting Center has two primary functions:

              As the industry leader in cross-platform services and software porting, the RTR staff requires access to a myriad of environments. The Porting Center acts as the backbone of our work and allows us to remain nimble and responsive to the engineering, test, maintenance and support requirements of our clients.  As such, RTR is well prepared to meet the challenges of the most diverse cross-platform demands of the leading software companies.

 

              The Porting Center resources are available to companies and individuals as a single-point hosting service allowing you to perform the work yourself.  Often, Porting Center users will have a short-term or infrequent need for specific platform or operating environment, e.g. to perform software evaluation, to verify portability of code, or to conduct a porting project which is easily accomplished internally or may be less challenging and, therefore, which may not require the software porting tools or experience of the RTR staff. The flexibility of tapping into the resources of the RTR Porting Center offers both cost and time benefits that are truly invaluable to this type of work.

For customers who wish to do the bulk of their porting themselves, Ready-to-Run's Porting Center offers access to a heterogeneous, backed-up network of Unix and Windows systems. Each system is maintained and monitored, and each is equipped with the latest software development tools. Ready-to-Run consulting services are, of course, available to Porting Center clients.
 

What Resources Are Available In The RTR Porting Center?

RTR currently maintains a heterogeneous, backed-up network consisting of over 70 different operating environments (versions of O/S, platforms, etc.)  making this center one of the most unique computing facilities anywhere in the world today.  For example, The Porting Center now offers 15 different UNIX platforms as well as all of the Microsoft Windows server platforms.
 

The Porting Center platform list includes:
  • RedHat Linux (5.0, 5.2, 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.0, 9.0, Fedora, RHEL 3, RHEL 4)
  • IBM RISC System/6000 AIX 4.1.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.3.3, 5.1L, 5.2L, 5.3L
  • Sun SPARC, Solaris 2.x  [2.5, 2.5.1,2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10 ]
  • Intel Solaris, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10
  • Sun-3, SunOS 4.1.1
  • FreeBSD 3.3, 4.0, 4.4, 4.7, 5.0, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
  • HP 9000 Series 700 and 800 HP/UX 9.01, 10.10, 10.20, 11.0, 11.11 (11i)
  • BSD/OS 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.2, 4.3, 5.0
  • Digital Unix V4.0F, V5.0, V5.1
  • OSF/1 V3.2 V4.0A, V4.0B
  • DECstation, Ultrix 4.2A
  • DEC Alpha, OSF/1 - Digital UNIX - Tru64
  • SCO UNIX 3.2.4, SCO XENIX 2.3.4 , SCO OpenServer 5.0.4, 5.0.5
  • UnixWare 1.1, 2.0, 7.0.1, 7.1.0
  • SCO and other compatible Intel UNIX machines (SVR3)
  • SGI Irix 5.2, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5
  • DG AViiON, DG/UX R4.11MU03 (Intel), DG/UX 5.4R2.10 (Motorola)
  • SuSE Linux (9.0 - Opteron, SLES-8 pSeries, SLES-8 390, SLES-9 pSeries, SLES-9 zseries)
 
  • HP Itanium HP/UX 11.23
 
   
   


All platforms are on one LAN with a common NFS environment.

 

Contact RTR today and ask for our "Introductory Overview" document so that you can learn more about the Porting Center.

Access is available both remotely and on-site. Remote access is available via dial-up modem or via the Internet 24 hours a day.  Porting work can also be done at our corporate headquarters. The Porting Center, located in Lansing, New York, is available during regular business hours. Center clients have the services of a trained System Administrator available who will set up accounts and assist in getting the client up and running.
 

For situations in which the Porting Center has the resources that you need but your organization does not have the time or the cross-platform experience then contact RTR for direct assistance using our Porting Services.

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