Phobos Corporation announced shipment of its P1000 Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) with support for PhobosLink Trunking Software on Linux/UNIX and NT servers. The P1000 is a 32/64-bit PCI NIC that connects to multimode fiber optic network cable systems through an SC fiber interconnect. PhobosLink Trunking Software, included with the card, allows network managers to aggregate the bandwidth of up to four P1000 NICs to a maximum of four gigabits per second. Network traffic throughput can be optimized for different networking environments and traffic types. The P1000 with PhobosLink software has a suggested retail price of $1,695 US.
Contact: Phobos Corporation, Commerce Park, 488 East Winchester Street, Suite 150, Salt Lake City, UT 84107, 801-474-9200, 801-474-9201 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.phobos.com/.
The Raidion Systems Division of Peripheral Technology Group, Inc. announced the RAIDION.fc series Fibre Channel disk array, a new addition to its family of fault-tolerant data solutions. Features include Linux support, an entry point of three-drive modules scaling to 90, fully redundant components, dual-active storage processors, dual-loop fibre-capable and mirrored write-cache. The rack-mounted Raidion FC disk array has a list price starting at $12,000 US.
Contact: Peripheral Technology Group, Inc., 7580 Quattro Drive, Chanhassen, MN 55317, 800-875-0068, email@example.com, http://www.raidionsystems.com/.
SuperAnt announced a security CD-ROM containing sniffers, port scanners, PGPi, cryptography tools, hex editors, disassemblers, nuke protection Linux administration, programming guides and other tools useful for protecting systems. It costs $9.95 US and includes Linux and DOS-based solutions such as networking utilities, e-mail tools and FTP.
Contact: SuperAnt, 2531 Sawtelle, #102, Los Angeles, CA 90064, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.superant.com/.
Xi Graphics, Inc. offers desktop and laptop users a powerful GUI with its new maXimumcde for Linux. The fully integrated package includes Motif and CDE built on the Accelerated-X Display Server. Other features include fully integrated utilities; auto detection of graphics hardware at install; English, German, French and Italian language desktop support; graphical session and login manager; and overlay support on capable hardware. maXimumcde for Linux Executive Edition is available for $199.95 US; the Developer's Edition is $349.95 US. Laptop versions and international pricing are slightly higher.
Contact: Xi Graphics, Inc., 1801 Broadway, Suite 1710, Denver, CO 80202, 303-298-7478, 303-298-1406 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.xig.com/.
Penguin Computing announced that it is now offering Quad Xeon systems utilizing Intel 550 MHz Processors. The computer was designed in response to a specific customer request, by a team of engineers at Penguin dedicated to developing the fastest and most reliable Linux systems available. Pricing of the Quad Xeon machines starts at less than $14,000 US.
Contact: Penguin Computing, 965 Mission Street, Suite 630, San Francisco, CA 94103, 888-736-4846, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.penguincomputing.com/.
TurboLinux announced Workstation 3.6, shipping with the latest 2.2.9 kernel and the option of a GNOME or KDE desktop. It includes source code on two CD-ROMs, a companion CD-ROM with bonus Linux applications, developer tools and office productivity suites (including the download version of Corel's WordPerfect 8 for Linux), a 300-page manual and 60 days of free installation support. Price is $49.95 US.
Contact: TurboLinux, 2000 Sierra Point Parkway, Suite 702, Brisbane, CA 94005, 801-501-0866, 801-501-0889 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.turbolinux.com/.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide