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Compatible Platforms


IRI CoSort for Unix continues to lead the data sorting and manipulation market by being first to support every commercial "open systems" platform, including:

HP 9000 (PA-RISC and Itanium 2 systems) running HP-UX 9-11iv3
IBM RS/6000, pSeries, SP2, and ES9000 running AIX 3.2-6.1 and AIX/ESA
Bull DPX/2 and Escala servers running AIX
Compaq (Digital) AlphaServers running Tru64 Unix 4-5
DECsystems running RISC/Ultrix and Digital/OSF
SunFire, Sun UE and SPARCware running Solaris 5-11
Fujitsu, Solbourne and CS6400) running SunOS 2-4, Solaris 5-11
Apple (Mac) PowerPC running OS X 10.3 and x86 running 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Pyramid Reliant, Nile, MISserver and 9000[T] running DC/OSx
Silicon Graphics Challenge and lower running IRIX
Sequent NUMA-Q and Symmetry running ptx and DYNIX (COFF and ELF)
Data General AViiON running DG/UX
Siemens-Nixdorf RM running SINIX
SCO Unix and UnixWare
Solaris on Intel (x86)
Encore Infinity
Fujitsu DS/90
Amdahl 5990/5
Convex C
Wyse 5-9000
Interactive Unix
NCR MP-RAS
FreeBSD for Intel
Linux (see below)

CoSort for Linux runs on 32- and 64-bit Intel x86 and Itanium hardware, and is certified Red Hat Ready (for RHEL) and Novell YES! for SLES. CoSort for Linux runs on other chipsets as well. IBM Chiphopper-certified, Linux platforms include IBM eServer x, i, p and zSeries (mainframe). Additional ports include SLES (SuSE) 8-11 on the IBM POWER 5-7 chips, and Linux variants like AsianUX, Centos, Debian, Fedora Core, Gentoo, Mandrake, Oracle Linux, and Ubuntu.

CoSort for Windows runs on NT, XP, 2000/3/8/10/12 Server, Vista, 7 and 8.

CoSort for Virtual Machines runs on VMware, IBM KVM (PureSystems), and similar environments supporting the operating systems above.

Licensing and Support


CoSort license fees are assessed once for perpetual use (i.e., not a lease, unless you want one) and fairly reflect the performance benefits derived from its host hardware. Fees are configuration-dependent, and range between USD $3,000 and $30,000. Additional cores you choose to license for CoSort use add a bit more to the base license fee.

IRI applies discounts for additional licenses procured simultaneously, disaster recovery, multi-site licensing, non-profit institutions, and ISV runtime royalties. Maintenance, including new releases and technical support, is free for the first year after licensing. For details, see:

FAQ > CoSort Pricing


United States Government and military agencies should note that the CoSort package may be available through GSA Advantage (FSS 70), under a GSA Contract. CoSort is otherwise sole-sourced in the USA by IRI, Inc. CoSort is also on the bidder lists for many U.S. city and state governments, and many companies' approved vendor lists. Contact us for more information.

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