Arco Computer Products, Inc. announced the DupliDisk RAIDcase, a real-time backup device offering PC users a simple and convenient way to maintain an exact, up-to-the-minute duplicate of their IDE hard drives. With the DupliDisk RAIDcase, any PC user can now have the security of a redundant drive that can take over instantly in the event of a disk crash. It requires no device drivers, is essentially OS-independent, and has been tested with systems running Linux among other platforms. Manufacturer's SRP is $435 US.
Contact: ARCO Computer Products, Inc., 2750 North 29th Ave., Hollywood, FL 33020, 954 925-2688, 954 925-2889 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.arcoide.com/.
Advanced Management Solutions (AMS) announced its AMS REALTIME software on Linux, an enterprise project management suite that can support thousands of users without sacrificing performance. The AMS REALTIME products are ODBC-compliant and cross-platform compatible, providing a consistent look and feel to all users and allowing seamless data interchange. Contact AMS for details pricing.
Contact: Advanced Management Solutions, 800-397-6829, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.amsrealtime.com/.
Aplio, Inc. announced its first IP Phone appliance for the SOHO and small business market. Aplio/PRO is a low-cost, easy-to-use stand-alone telephony device that routes telephone calls through the Internet, allowing users to make free calls anywhere in the world without a computer. It connects to the Internet using any existing Ethernet connection and plugs into a regular telephone, delivering state-of-the-art Internet telephony with superior sound quality. SRP is $299 US per unit.
Contact: Aplio, Inc., 1250 Bayhill Drive, Suite 201, San Bruno, CA 94066, 888-642-7546, 650-794-2759 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.aplio.com/.
Caldera Systems, Inc. shipped OpenLinux 2.3, the latest release of its OpenLinux distribution. OpenLinux 2.3 provides remote mass installation capabilities and has been Y2K tested. It is based on the 2.2.10 kernel and includes an improved LIZARD (LInux wiZARD) install with faster autoprobing. The package retails for $49.95 US and contains several updated features and commercial applications. Those who purchased OpenLinux 2.2 may upgrade to 2.3 for $19.95 US.
Contact: Caldera Systems, Inc., 240 West Center Street, Orem, UT 84057, 888-465-4689, 801-765-1313 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.calderasystems.com/.
Active Tools unveiled a new version of Clustor 2.0 with a greatly expanded set of application programming interface commands for software developers. It implements a job distribution engine with API commands that allow one to incorporate Clustor easily within other applications. The Clustor 2.0 Bundle with one Clustor Root license and five Clustor Nodes licenses starts at $1995 US. Contact Active Tools for price quotes on custom configuration. A CD-ROM and/or printed manuals may be purchased for $20 US each. Free evaluation downloads are available from the web site.
Contact: Active Tools Inc., 246 First St., Suite 310, San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-882-7062, 415-680-2369 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.activetools.com/.
Cygnus Solutions announced an enhanced version of its GNUPro Toolkit for Linux application developers. GNUPro Dev Kit speeds up development time and generates greater software performance with pre-built binaries for easier installation and compiler optimizations for Pentium processor-based systems. New features include the ability to produce code optimized for Intel Pentium processors; extended C++ language support; an improved GUI installer; and a graphical debugger which now supports the debugging of multithreaded code. The GNUPro Dev Kit for Linux is priced at $79 US per copy.
Contact: Cygnus Solutions, 1325 Chesapeake Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, 408-542-9600, 408-542-9699 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.cygnus.com/linux/.
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