The VXA AutoRak, available from Ecrix Corporation, is a rackmountable tape storage autoloader that stores up to 660GB of compressed data at a transfer rate of 21.6GB/hr. Designed to utilize up to ten data cartridges, the AutoRak stores data in an automated 2U form factor and can be used in standard 19-inch racks. The AutoRak has a control panel that allows users to configure and monitor their data backup and restore operations. An entry/exit port that can be locked for security measures and intelligent bar code readers are also available.
Contact: Ecrix Corporation, 5525 Central Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80301, 303-402-9262, email@example.com, www.ecrix.com.
Version 3.0 of LinuxCAD is now available and includes extensive support for 3-D graphics creation. All commonly used commands of Acad for 2-D and 3-D drafting, editing and displaying are implemented in LinuxCAD exactly as they are in Acad. LinuxCAD is integrated in the X environment, allowing users to edit the same file on multiple windows and multiple displays, copy parts of the drawing and work on ten or more drawings simultaneously on the same computer. LinuxCAD supports DXF, DWG, DXS, SLD and SHX graphics formats and is available for Intel-based systems, Solaris workstations and LinuxPPC.
Contact: Software Forge, Inc., 913-663-1724, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.linuxcad.com
Rackspace Managed Hosting announces that the Plesk Server Administrator (PSA) 2.0, a multiplatform, web-based software tool that allows users to perform a variety of server administration tasks, is now available for Rackspace's Linux and UNIX servers. Users can create e-mail accounts and manage domains with Plesk's point-and-click interfaces. The PSA also allows service companies to share server management tasks with clients, employing three levels of web administration: Admin, Reseller Client and Domain Owner.
Contact: Rackspace Managed Hosting, Inc., 112 East Pecan, Suite 600, San Antonio, Texas 78205, 1-800-961-288 (toll-free), www.rackspace.com
The Niveus 205 is an Intel-based workstation from Penguin Computing designed for 3-D graphic and application development. Included in the Niveus are dual Pentium III processors for up to 1.26GHz, a 133MHz front-side bus, ATA-100 hard drives and up to 1.5GB of PC133 RAM. Five PCI slots, one AGP 4x slot and three 5.25" bays are also provided, as are a 52x CD-ROM drive and a 3.5" floppy drive. Niveus workstations come with Red Hat installed. A variety of peripherals are available, such as Klipsh ProMedia speakers, LCD screens and high-end graphics cards, including the GeForce 3.
Contact: Penguin Computing, Inc., 965 Mission Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, California 94103, 888-736-4846 (toll-free), email@example.com, www.penguincomputing.com
WiredRed Software Corp. has made available the e/pop Linux Server, providing instant messaging (IM) and real-time communications software for small and large businesses. Released as part of the e/pop Standard Server Edition, e/pop Linux Server enables scalable and secure business communications with centralized administration, off-line message storage, and network and internet routing. Remote communication is achieved using a dial-in, VPN or internet connection. Security features include RSA 512-bit encryption with AES, DES, Triple DES or RC4. e/pop also allows text-based chat conferencing, VoIP conferencing and application sharing.
Contact: WiredRed Software Corporation, 4669 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 108, San Diego, California 92123, 858-715-0970, www.wiredred.com
JSS 3.1 is Network Security Services for Java, a collection of packages that access a native implementation of cryptographic algorithms, allowing access to crypto accelerators and smart cards. With JSS, developers can communicate securely using SSL or TLS, process certificates, perform crypto operations, and parse and code arbitrary ASN.1 structures. SSL v2 and v3, TLS, PKCS #s 5, 7, 11 and 12, and x.509 v3 certificates are among the supported standards. JSS 3.1 is released under the GNU GPL; source code and binary distributions are available for download free of charge from the web site.
Contact: JSS Project Page, www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/jss
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