VT Media Technologies has added the VT100, the Edge, to its line of set-top boxes. The Edge enables several data streams, including Ethernet 10/100 to be converted to composite analog RF data streams or digital S-Video data streams compatible with all standard television sets. A full browser and support for all plugins are provided, and the Edge also is compatible with CRT monitors. Options available for the Edge include a DVD player, CD-RW, floppy and standard IDE hardware. It also supports the Web-Media software announced by National and Century Embedded Software. Developer kits for the Edge are also available on the VT web site.
PortServer CM is a new line from Digi International that offers products for data center management. Available in a 1U, 32-port design, the rackmountable PortServer CM allows administrators to monitor and control any mix of connected devices from anywhere on the corporate network, including standard TCP/IP connections over Ethernet LANs or dial-up modem connections. SSH v2 is used for security, and other supported protocols include DHCP, PPP, SLIP, NTP and FTP. Memory specs are 64MB SDRAM and 4MB Flash (upgradeable).
Contact Digi International, Inc., 11001 Bren Road East, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343, 1-800-344-427 (toll-free), www.digi.com.
Version 1.1 of the CrossOver Plugin from CodeWeavers, Inc., is designed as a Windows-to-Linux adapter for Windows browser plugins and e-mail clients. In addition to opening MS Office documents and eFax files in any KDE or GNOME application, version 1.1 supports Windows Media Player streams. Other improvements in CrossOver 1.1 include acceptance of all TrueType fonts, RealPlayer files, the Trillian plugin, Yahoo Messenger, the iPIX plugin and Chime, a plugin for the chemical industry. CrossOver software supports most browsers, including Netscape, Mozilla, Konqueror, Opera, SkipStone and Galeon.
Standard and Deluxe box sets of Desktop/LX, a Linux distribution from Lycoris (formerly Redmond Linux Personal), are now available. The Standard box set includes the Desktop/LX CD-ROM, a 30-page installation manual and 60 days of e-mail support. The Deluxe box set also includes a source code CD-ROM and a DevTools CD-ROM, allowing Desktop/LX Deluxe to be used as a development platform. A graphical installation autodetects supported video, audio and network hardware, as well as attached printers. Desktop/LX offers an easy and fast system setup and a wizard that allows internet-connected users to get the latest versions and upgrades.
Based on Intel's E7500 chipset, the PS-R1242 1U server supports dual Pentium Xeon processors up to 2.2GHz, providing supercomputing power aimed at the media/entertainment and scientific industries. The PS-R1242 has optional SCSI Ultra160 or ATA 100 RAID controllers and can be configured with either two IDE or three SCA hot-swap drive bays. It also supports up to 8GB of two-way interleaved DDR SDRAM. Additional features include a 1GB Ethernet port, one Fast Ethernet port incorporated on the motherboard with two available PCI 133/100 slots and a 350/400W cold-swap power supply.
Ateonix Networks introduced the NASAS-2040, a network-attached storage appliance with a feature set designed for small to medium-sized businesses. It supports any combination of up to four ATA/100/133 disk drives from any manufacturer. The storage capacity of each disk can be up to 128 petabytes, with disks of varying capacity. Upgrades can be done on-site by in-house personnel, and hard disk can be added or replaced via front-panel access. All software updates, including the network OS, drivers and user configuration data, can be updated via a web interface. All of the NASAS-2040 software resides on Flash memory, and it supports RAID 0, 1 and 5.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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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