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TME 10 Selected as Systems Management Solution for Largest-Ever Environmental Monitoring Effort; Tivoli Product Suite to Support NASA's EOSDIS "Database of the Century".



AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 1996--Tivoli Systems today announced that TME See Tivoli Systems Management Software.  10 (Tivoli Management Environment) has been selected by Hughes Information Technology Systems to serve as the core systems management technology for NASA's $1 billion Earth Observing System The Earth Observing System (EOS) is a program of NASA comprising a series of artificial satellite missions and scientific instruments in Earth orbit designed for long-term global observations of the land surface, biosphere, atmosphere, and oceans of the Earth.  Data and Information System (EOSDIS EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System ) project. Electronic Data Systems, Inc., the hardware and software procurement manager on the project, awarded the contract to Tivoli after an extensive review of competitive products.

An unprecedented environmental monitoring effort, EOSDIS will help determine how human activities are affecting environmental conditions around the world. As NASA's prime contractor, Hughes will use TME 10 to integrate and manage a distributed client/server network (1) A communications network that uses dedicated servers. In this context, the term is used to contrast it with a peer-to-peer network, which allows any client to also be a server.

(2) A network that is processing applications designed for client/server architecture.
 that will support the collection and analysis of data obtained from six satellites, several space shuttle missions <onlyinclude> This is a list of missions flown by space shuttles. As of 2006, only the United States has flown human spaceflight shuttle missions, in the Space Shuttle program, while the Soviet Union flew one unmanned flight of the Buran.  and hundreds of land and sea-based monitoring systems. The heterogeneous network (networking) heterogeneous network - A network running multiple network layer protocols such as DECnet, IP, IPX, XNS.  will include a large number of UNIX servers A medium to large-scale computer system in a network that runs under Unix. Unix servers are widely used as application servers and database servers and are available from a variety of vendors, including Sun, IBM, HP and others.  running a variety of custom scientific applications in remotely distributed data archive centers.

"Tivoli is most pleased to be a part of a program that could have such a far-reaching impact on environmental policy and society at large," said Frank Moss Frank Moss may refer to:
  • Frank Moss (politician) (1911-2003), United States Senator for Utah between 1959 and 1977.
  • Frank Moss (half-back) (senior) (1895-1965), football (soccer) half-back for Aston Villa and England in the 1920s.
, Tivoli president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "The selection of TME 10 as the systems management solution of choice on this project confirms TME's scalability as an enterprise manager for truly distributed client/server environments."

Once it becomes fully operational in 1998, EOSDIS is expected to gather more than one terabyte of environmental data per day. This "database of the century," as it has been called, will eventually exceed one petabyte One quadrillion bytes (one trillion kilobytes). Also PB, Pbyte and P-byte. See peta, binary values and space/time.

(unit) petabyte - 2^50 = 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes = 1024 terabytes or roughly 10^15 bytes. 1024 petabytes is one exabyte.
, or one thousand gigabytes, in size. It will be used by 28 interdisciplinary investigation teams established by NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
NASA
 in full National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Independent U.S.
 to develop a quantitative understanding of the processes that govern the Earth's climate. These teams will incorporate their findings into predictive models that can serve as the basis for environmental policy decisions.

"TME 10 will play an essential role by making it possible for NASA to integrate, monitor and centrally manage all the systems and custom scientific applications that are necessary to execute an undertaking of this magnitude," said Bob Horrigan, program manager at EDS (Electronic Data Systems, Plano, TX, www.eds.com) Founded in 1962 by H. Ross Perot (independent candidate for the President of the U.S. in 1992), EDS is the largest outsourcing and data processing services organization in the country. . "TME 10 will give us the remote systems management we need to efficiently manage all the data archive centers, and it will provide the control we need to ensure the health of systems and applications across the enterprise so that information will be available as it's needed," added Horrigan.

How TME 10 Will Support the EOSDIS Project

TME 10 provides a comprehensive set of systems management applications that reduce the cost and mask the complexity of managing widely dispersed computing environments.

Hughes will deploy four TME 10 modules -- Tivoli/Enterprise Console (T/EC), Tivoli/Sentry, Tivoli/Admin and Tivoli/Courier -- for NASA. These products will provide a comprehensive, enterprise-wide solution for managing and monitoring the custom scientific applications used to collect and analyze EOSDIS data. They will also be used to manage and monitor third-party products employed on the project.

TME 10 Products selected for the EOSDIS Project

Each of the following TME 10 products were carefully selected by Hughes to play a significant role in the systems management of the EOSDIS Project:

-- Tivoli/Enterprise Console, an enterprise-wide event manager, will serve as the central collection point for all messages and alarms. It will enable NASA to obtain an integrated view of systems and applications in all locations.

-- Tivoli/Sentry, which monitors systems and resources, will provide NASA with fault management of the custom EOSDIS scientific applications. Tivoli/Sentry will continuously look for potential problems and take corrective actions as required to maintain application availability.

-- Tivoli/Admin will be used to group, prioritize, add and delete users and systems.

-- Tivoli/Courier will be used to distribute new versions of custom EOSDIS scientific applications and third-party software.

Tivoli Background

Tivoli Systems, an IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries)  company, provides an open, end-to-end management solution from mainframes to the desktop, spanning network and systems management. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Tivoli distributes its products worldwide through a network of domestic and international sales offices, systems integrators, resellers and IBM sales channels. For more information about Tivoli Systems and the TME 10 Product Roadmap, visit Tivoli's World Wide Website at http://www.tivoli.com. -0-

Note to Editors: Tivoli Management Environment, TME 10, Tivoli/Enterprise Console, Tivoli/Admin, Tivoli/Courier and Tivoli/Sentry are trademarks of Tivoli Systems, an IBM company. All other product and service names may be trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Tivoli Systems

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claire.campbell@tivoli.com

or

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