Version 5.1 of Veridian's PBS Pro is now available in the professional edition for workload management and batch queuing on clusters. Job-tracking capabilities and a common user interface allow PBS Pro to be used on all UNIX platforms. Features in version 5.1 include dynamic load balancing, cross-system scheduling, job interdependency and chaining, pre-emptive job scheduling, management for batch and interactive work, and graphical and command-line interfaces.
Contact: Veridian Systems, PBS Products Dept., 2672 Bayshore Parkway, Suite 810, Mountain View, California 94043, 877-905-4PBS (US toll-free), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pbspro.com.
ClusterWorX 2.0 is Linux NetworX's management software that allows administrators to control the cluster as a single system. It allows users to monitor a cluster system remotely down to the individual node. Customizable and extendable, ClusterWorX also employs an event engine that can be set up for a variety of variables. Features of ClusterWorX include visually based monitoring, plugin support, three-tiered application, integrated disk cloning and image management, and node power monitoring.
Contact: Linux NetworX, 8689 South 700 West, Sandy, Utah 84070, 801-562-1010, email@example.com, www.linuxnetworx.com.
Javlin, Object Design's middle-tier enterprise JavaBean data cache manager, has been extended to Linux i386 environments, supporting version 2.4 of the kernel. Javlin stores and delivers data to application servers using distributed, persistent caches. Javlin also allows dynamic addition of categories and attributes while the system is in production. In addition, it provides a Java dynamic data framework.
Contact: Object Design, 25 Mall Road, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803, 800-424-9797 (US toll-free), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.objectdesign.com.
Pervasive Software, Inc. released Pervasive.SQL 2000i, embedded database software for building applications that can migrate to the Web and across platforms without code changes. The multiplatform database engine supports version 2.2 and higher of the kernel. 2000i provides backward compatibility with existing API-based applications on Linux, NetWare and NT platforms. In addition, it offers server/requester version independence and integration without configuration changes. Pervasive.SQL supports the ODBC, OLE DB 2.5 and JDBC 2.0 standards, as well as Java, Perl, PHP and other languages.
Contact:Pervasive Software, Inc., 12365 Riata Trace Pkwy., Bldg. II, Austin, Texas 78727, 800-287-4383 (US toll-free), email@example.com, www.pervasive.com.
everStor, Inc. announced the availability of Replicator, its management, replication and archival software. Replicator centralizes control and management for replicating specific disks, directories or files from any server or workstation within an enterprise over a LAN, WAN or the Internet. As it provides on-line data availability, Replicator can be used as part of a disaster recovery program. Residing on the server or network appliance, Replicator requires no installation of client-side software. File transfer occurs over a TCP/IP connection.
Contact: everStor, Inc., 1240 N. Lakeview Avenue, Suite 150, Anaheim, California 92807, 714-970-7511, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.everstor.com.
Sistina's GFS is a clustered filesystem that allows multiple servers on a SAN to have read/write access to a single filesystem on shared SAN devices. New features of version 4.1.1 include GFS kernel patches for Linux 2.4.5, a new I/O fencing method (apc_ms network power switch) and updated initialization scripts. GFS 4.1.1 is released under the GNU GPL and can be downloaded at www.sistina.com/gfs/software/index.html.
Contact: Sistina Software, Inc., 1313 Fifth Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414, 612-638-0507, www.sistina.com.
MandrakeSoft, publishers of Linux-Mandrake, announced the release of the Single Network Firewall, the first in its new line of security products branded MandrakeSecurity. Designed specifically for use by small- and medium-sized businesses and SOHOs, it includes an easy-to-use remote web interface, a secured connection for the network, and filtering, intrusion detection and proxy features. Released under the GNU GPL, it can be downloaded from http://www.linux-mandrake.com/.
Contact: MandrakeSoft, Inc., 2400 N. Lincoln Avenue, Altadena, California 91001, 626-296-6290, www.mandrakesoft.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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