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SPARK Discovery GPL 2017 Is Available

by Yannick Moy in Formal Verification, News – June 15, 2017

SPARK Discovery GPL 2017 is out! With more automation of proofs, new modes of user interaction, support for type invariants. Note that the optional provers CVC4 and Z3 are no longer distributed with SPARK Discovery GPL 2017, and should be installed separately.

Frama-C & SPARK Day Slides and Highlights

by Yannick Moy in News, Papers and Slides – June 2, 2017

The Frama-C & SPARK Day this week was a very successful event gathering the people interested in formal program verification for C programs (with Frama-C) and for Ada programs (with SPARK). Here is a summary of what was interesting for SPARK users. We also point to the slides of the presentations.

Make with Ada (or SPARK) is Starting Now!

by Yannick Moy in Events, News – May 12, 2017

The annual competition "Make with Ada" is starting now. Participants have until Septembre 15th to create an embedded application in Ada or SPARK, using the tools and support we'll put in place for this event. The prizes range from 5000 euros (5500 dollars) to 1000 euros (1100 dollars).

Research Corner - SPARK on Lunar IceCube Micro Satellite

by Yannick Moy in News, Papers and Slides – November 9, 2016

Researchers Carl Brandon and Peter Chapin recently presented during conference HILT 2016 their ongoing work to build a micro satellite called Lunar IceCube that will map water vapor and ice on the moon. In their paper, they explain how the use of proof with SPARK is going to help them get perfect software in the time and budget available.

SPARK GPL 2016 Is Available

by Yannick Moy in News – June 1, 2016

The annual releases of GNAT GPL and SPARK GPL have just been announced, and can be downloaded from For SPARK, this means support of concurrency with Ravenscar, generation of counterexamples and better proof automation. Enjoy!