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PostgreSQL 7.1

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has made PostgreSQL version 7.1 available for download from the web site and mirror sites. Key new features of the 7.1 release include: the write-ahead log (WAL), which increases data integrity and processing speed because only one modified log file must be flushed to disk; rows of any length, via the oversized attribute storage technique (TOAST); support for SQL92 outer joins; 64-bit C function manager support; and improved support and speed for complex queries.

Contact: PostgreSQL Global Development Group, P.O. Box 1648, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B0P 1X0, 877-542-0713 (toll-free), info@pgsql.com, http://www.postgresql.org/.

SANblade

QLogic Corporation introduced SANblade, a board-level platform that allows OEMs and ITs to standardize SAN connectivity products for server and storage systems. SANblade is designed to support a broad range of application-specific requirements with a common hardware interface platform, software management suite, driver interface and sales channel. Currently based on Fibre Channel products, the SANblade family aids design, acquisition and deployment of products around a standard CDI to speed up development and time to market.

Contact: QLogic Corporation, 26600 Laguna Hills Drive, Aliso Viejo, California 92656, 800-662-4471 (toll-free), http://www.qlogic.com/.

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