The 64-bit PCI-Wide/Ultra160 SCSI RAID controllers with optional clustering support are available from ICP vortex. These controllers join ICP's powerful RN series, supporting RAID levels 0, 1, 4, 5 and 10. The ICP GDT7523RN, GDT7543RN, GDT7563RN models offer 2, 4 or 6 Ultra160 channels and support data transfer rates of 160MB/sec per channel, with up to 15 devices attached to each channel on cables up to 12 meters in length. They feature 64-bit architecture for high data transfer rates. The controllers are PCI 2.2 compliant with full bus mastering capabilities. They can be equipped with one 16MB, 32MB, 64MB or 128MB standard unbuffered PC100 DIMM module, with or without ECC. Other features include automatic cache RAM detection, multi-level delayed write and read-ahead cache with intelligent self-adjusting management. ICP controllers support Linux and are all intelligent input/output-ready.
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/.
ClusterWorX version 1.2 provides users with a GUI featuring both command line and HTML. Management tools include remote access, disk cloning and serial access to nodes, including remote monitoring and resetting of individual nodes without affecting the uptime of the entire system. Features are architecture-independent with support for any standard ATX or XATX motherboard. ClusterWorX software is distributed with Linux NetworX cluster systems and is not yet offered as a separate software package.
Contact: Linux NetworX, 8689 South 700 West, Sandy, UT 84070, 801-562-1010, 801-568-1010 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.linuxnetworx.com/.
FacetTerm provides multiple sessions on PCs with terminal emulation and on character terminals. The multi-session and productivity software works with all character-based UNIX applications (without change) and all text terminals or PC terminal emulators. FacetTerm Version 3 is compatible with Red Hat, SuSE, Caldera OpenLinux and TurboLinux, and is supported on all other versions of Linux with the glibc version 2 runtime libraries.
Contact: FacetCorp, 1820 Preston Park Blvd., Suite 1000, Plano, TX 75093, 972-985-9901, 972-612-2035 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.facetcorp.com/.
SteelEye Technology Inc. announced its LifeKeeper for Linux 3.0, an automated, high-availability clustering solution, commercially available on Red Hat Linux, that ensures continuous availability of business and mission-critical applications and data as well as 24 x 7 system uptime. LifeKeeper is suited for web-centric enterprise applications as it provides IT and system managers with the ability to implement fail-over and system back-up solutions that support round-the-clock availability of applications, data and Linux servers in enterprise e-commerce environments.
Contact: SteelEye Technology, 2660 Marine Way, Suite 200, Mountain View, CA 94043, 650-318-0108, 650-938-4291 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.steeleye.com/.
The ultra-low-power MachZ PC-on-a-Chip is available from ZFLinux Devices. MachZ Integrated Development Systems include Red Hat Linux 6.2, LynuxWorks BlueCat Linux and LynuxWorks development tools for creating compact, customized Linux embedded applications. The MachZ consumes less than two watts of power and runs at temperatures low enough to make cooling fans unnecessary. The software suite integrates a Phoenix BIOS and customized Linux implementation or VxWorks RTOS tailored to the MachZ's hardware features, including PCI, ISA and Access (I2C) buses, serial and parallel I/O, floppy and hard disk controllers. The chip is a .25 micron technology device in a 388BGA, 35mm by 35mm package.
Contact: ZFLinux Devices, Inc., 1052 Elwell Court, Palo Alto, CA 94303, 650-965-3800, 650-965-4050 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.zflinux.com/.
MediaXpress is a knowledge and content management solution allowing delivery of external news to a larger management system as an easy “snap in” to most any system. The corporate portal solution utilizes powerful XML technology to sort, customize and deliver real-time news and other digital content from over 400 media sources directly to a customer's web server.
Contact: WAVO Corporation, 3131 East Camelback Road, Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85016, 877-834-6397 (toll-free), 602-468-5790 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.mediaxpress.com/.
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