ICP vortex began shipping 32-Bit PCI-wide/Ultra2 SCSI RAID controllers, offering higher performance levels for low-end controllers. The ICP GDT6118RS, GDT6128RS, GDT6518RS, GDT6528RS and GDT6538RS models offer one, two or three Ultra2 channels and support data transfer rates of 80MB/sec per channel, with up to 15 devices attached to each channel on cables up to 12 meters in length. The GDT-RS series controllers feature the fully integrated i960 RS processor from Intel running at 100MHz and an SDRAM interface. The controllers are PCI 2.2-compliant with full bus mastering capabilities. All ICP controllers support Linux, are I2O ready and fulfill all standards for CE and FCC.
Contact: ICP vortex Corporation, 4001 E. Broadway, B-20, Phoenix, AZ 85040, 602-414-0414, 602-414-0444 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.icp-vortex.com/.
Red Hat, Inc. introduced its complete open-source family of operating systems for e-commerce servers and Internet-enabled, hand-held and embedded devices. Version 6.2 is the latest edition of the Red Hat Linux distribution. eCos (embedded configurable operating system) 1.3 is the latest version of Red Hat's application-specific OS for embedded systems. The configurability of eCos 1.3 enables developers to create an embedded device, and it features a built-in TCP/IP stack that enables embedded devices to communicate with the Internet. In addition to the Professional Edition, Red Hat Linux 6.2 is also available in a standard and a deluxe edition.
Contact: Red Hat, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.redhat.com/services/ecos/.
smartBridges announced the release of its Linux software driver for the smartNIC USB networking adapter. The smartNIC adapter directly connects the hot-plug feature of the USB port into the Ethernet network, allowing the system to bring up networking support on the fly. The driver also automatically updates the network configuration, making the system network-enabled and ready to use. The adapter draws its power from the USB port itself. For mobile computer users, the adapter functions like a conventional PCMCIA network card. For desktop computer users, it functions like a conventional PCI networking card.
Contact: smartBridges Pte. Ltd., 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, KRDL Bldg., Singapore 119613, Singapore, +65-773-9230, +65-774-1282 (fax), email@example.com, www.smartbridges.com/smartNIC/smartnic.html.
SuSE announced the newest version of SuSE Linux. Features of version 6.4 include easier installation with enhancement to SuSE's graphical installation tool, YaST2; expanded and simplified hardware detection and configuration; a quick-start beginner's manual; support for memory to 3.5GB; SuSE Proxy Suite, SuSE's open source firewall tool and FTP proxy; and a journaling Reiser file system.
Contact: SuSE GmbH, Schanzaeckerstr. 10, D-90443 Nurnberg, Germany, +49-911-740-53-31, +49-911-741-77-55, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.suse.de/.
Rt-Control announced a new release of the uClinux system builder kit, version 126.96.36.199-pre5. The kit adds support for the ARM7TDMI and i960 microprocessors, providing multiple platform support for deeply embedded microprocessors. uClinux is a Linux-based distribution targeted at microprocessors that do not support memory management units (MMU). The latest uClinux system builder kit CD-ROM is available at the uClinux web site, https://www.uclinux.com/orderdesk.
Contact: Rt-Control Inc., 195 The West Mall Suite 608, Toronto, ON M9C 5K1, Canada, 416-241-2708, 416-243-1173 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.rt-control.com/.
WholeLinux, Inc. released its debut product, the SuperAuk DSL MultiServer 6.1. The full-blown network appliance software installs automatically in four minutes on almost any PC, and is the first desktop-based administration scheme allowing push-button maintenance of firewall, mail, web and file shares for local networks of Windows and Macintoshs. A Windows machine can become a secure DSL server which ties together Windows, Macintosh and Linux boxes on a local network, running Linux applications while the DSL server runs in the background. An HTML Wizard allows graphical network setup. The resulting SuperAuk desktop will also function as a standard Linux workstation.
Contact: WholeLinux, Inc., 2610 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95065, 831-462-4881, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.wholelinux.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