Mountain View, CA--November 19, 1996--Sun Microsystems Inc. (Mountain View) announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase the GlobalWorks-related assets of Thinking Machines Corp. (Bedford, MA) for an undisclosed amount.
GlobalWorks is a standards-based parallel computing environment that unifies distributed computing resources into an efficient system with a single system image. The primary assets to be acquired include the GlobalWorks operating environment for configuring, managing, and using cluster and/or SMP servers as a single computing resource; and the Prism toolset, including compilers, libraries and conversion tools, for creating, debugging, and tuning parallel applications to run in a cluster environment.
As part of the agreement, Sun will offer employment to all employees associated with the GlobalWorks business unit of Thinking Machines. Reporting to David Yen, vice president, these employees will become part of the Enterprise Server Product Group within Sun Microsystems Computer Co., and will be located in Chelmsford, MA.
The agreement is subject to approval by the controlling management at Sun and Thinking Machines, and the transaction is expected to close within 30 days.
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