What our customers are saying ...
I really like the Tachyon products.
In one of my production build environments (middling RS/6000 running AIX)
the time per assembly was 1-2 seconds compared to 30 seconds on the native
I like the cross assembler because of the speed it provides in the
development environment on the PC. The technical support has always been superior.
Senior Software Developer
The Tachyon 390 Cross Assembler is easy to deploy.
It is fast and the object produced is 100% compatible.
The product and support are perfect.
Dave Rivers, the lead developer for the SAS/C Cross-Platform Compiler product was
very impressed... He states, We have exhaustively tested the Tachyon 390
Cross Assembler for compatibility with the IBM High Level Assembler and for
correctness of the generated object deck. We have run our most rigorous sources
through the assembler and linked the object code with our production code.
We found it works identically to the High Level Assembler.
Quoted from the Fall 1996 issue of C Notes.
We have been using the Professional Edition of the Tachyon Assembler
Workbench for the past 4 years
and it is of enormous benefit to us.
The z/Assembler is every bit as fast and as compatible with HLASM as is
The TOS debugging environment is very powerful. We use the TEST option when
assembling and linking and
find it very convenient for setting breakpoints at program labels. The
WATCH facility is invaluable and I am not
aware of a mainframe equivalent for testing purposes. The tracing and
storage tracing facilities are also
particularly useful for us. I would definitely prefer to debug under TOS
than on the mainframe.
Our work is entirely in Assembler and our software is more reliant on z/OS
control blocks than would be the
case for most applications. The level of z/OS compatibility provided by TOS
is truly impressive.
Finally, I could not fault the level of support and responsiveness provided
by Tachyon Software. We are based in Australia and have
on occasions received answers in ten minutes from the middle of the night
in Denver. We have always received an acknowledgement and usually a
solution as well within one day. When I consider the scope of the Tachyon
offerings and the extent to which we have used them, the level of problems
has been surprisingly low. I cannot speak for the current level of support
(but I'm sure it
is unchanged) because we haven't had a problem in more than a year.
- Ian Cairns
SDA Pty Ltd
I was doing productive work within 30 minutes of installing the Tachyon
z/Assembler. There are not many software products that become a trusted tool so quickly.
You have a great product in the Tachyon z/Assembler. It is exactly what I needed.
I just want to add here that I really appreciate the work that the Tachyon
folks are doing with their assembler products. The products are rock solid, fast and
even fun to use. Ive fallen in love with assembler coding over that past few years
and other people I know whose opinions I respect also think that Tachyon is a great tool.
Our new build processing using the Tachyon Re-Xmit works out great.
Our product packaging procedures are much faster and simpler than before.
DTS Software, Inc.
We can assemble an entire product (Space Recovery System) on a 400 MHz PC
in 45 minutes and it takes over 3 hours to do the same on the P390.
We are happy with development on the PC.
Manager, Technical Support
DTS Software, Inc.
And Connectivity Systems reports
that the Tachyon 390 Cross Assembler is almost 100 times faster
than HLASM for VSE on a P390.