Atipa Linux Solutions announced its high-performance Linux server for enterprise applications, the ALPHAserver AT2000. When combined with dual 667MHz Alpha 21264 processors, the new server provides low-risk, high-availability, scalable solutions for increasing the performance of business-critical applications. Unlike a conventional server, the ALPHAserver AT2000 requires no configuration or reconfiguration of the workstations. The ALPHAserver AT2000 with one or two 667MHz Alpha 21264 microprocessors, up to 2GB of RAM and 6.4GB disk space starts at $5,999 US.
Contact: Atipa Linux Solutions, 2608-2 Main Street, Joplin, MO 64804, 800-360-4346, 417-626-2692 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.atipa.com/.
Alpha Processor, Inc. (API) announced the UP2000, the first in API's Ultimate Performance Series motherboards that deliver the performance, bandwidth and reliability of an Alpha. The UP2000 is built on an extended ATX form factor and is a high-performance solution for scientific computing and Linux applications as a clustered server or workstation. Pricing for the motherboard with one Alpha Slot B starts at $4,554 US for 2MB of L2 cache. The UP2000 has a 667MHz Alpha Slot B processor, with a 750MHz Alpha Slot B processor available soon.
Contact: Alpha Processor Inc., 130C Baker Ave. Extension, Concord, MA 01742, 978-318-1100, 978-371-3177 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.alpha-processor.com/.
Cerebellum Software, Inc. released version 1.3, an upgrade to Cerebellum enabling a wider variety of applications to easily access, integrate and update data located in an increased number of data source types. Major new features include access to mainframes and the Linux platform. Three new APIs have been added to support multiple development environments. A 30-day free trial developer's license can be downloaded from Cerebellum Software's web site. A developer's license can be purchased for $995 US. An enterprise package starts at $40,000 US.
Contact: Cerebellum Software, Inc., 600 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4716, 412-208-6500, 412-208-6521 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.cerebellumsoft.com/.
Western Scientific's FusionX3 is now available with Intel's Pentium-III 600MHz processor, making it the fastest non-Xeon powered workstation available for Linux and Windows applications. FusionX3s can be configured with dual 600MHz processors to give Red Hat Linux, Windows NT and Windows 98 users extraordinary performance. The FusionX3 is currently used for applications such as performance-demanding computer rendering, web serving and database management. Base price of a FusionX3 with a 600MHz processor is $3000 US.
Contact: Western Scientific, 9445 Farnham Street, San Diego, CA 92123, 858-565-6699, 858-565-6938 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.wsm.com/.
Linux Press announced the second title in its new Linux Resource Series. The Best of Linux Distributions is based on Matt Welsh's cult classic Linux Installation & Getting Started, which has been revised, expanded and updated. Also included are four CD-ROMs containing the latest Linux operating system from Caldera OpenLinux, Debian GNU/Linux, Red Hat, and Slackware. The book is available for $39.95 US.
Contact: Linux Press, PO Box 220, Penngrove, CA 94951, 707-773-4916, 707-765-1431 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.linuxpress.com/.
Rebel.com, Inc. unveiled the NetWinder Office Server, providing small and medium-sized enterprises with full Internet and intranet network support while offering interoperability, compatibility, ease of use and performance. Based on the StrongARM RISC microprocessor and the Linux operating system, the NetWinder Office Server is configured with a broad range of network services and arrives ready for collaboration and communication. Pricing ranges from $895 to $3,850 US depending on the amount of RAM, hard-drive size and plastic or rackmount housing.
Contact: Rebel.com, 150 Isabella Street, 10th floor, Ottawa, ON K1S 5R3, Canada, 877-282-6735 (toll free), 613-230-8300 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.rebel.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