In tandem with the release of AMD's Opteron processor, MandrakeSoft, Inc. released Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1. Server 2.1 is designed for high-performance applications supporting web servers, database deployment (MySQL-64) and application and file servers. It allows users to migrate to 64-bit technology by supporting legacy 32-bit applications as well as 64-bit ones. Based on the 2.4 kernel, Server 2.1 offers support for DHCP, Apache, Postfix and Squid proxy server; POP3, IMAP and web-mail services; and several journalized filesystems.
Contact MandrakeSoft, Inc., 2400 North Lincoln Avenue, Altadena, California 91001, 626-296-6290, www.mandrakesoft.com.
In collaboration with AMD, Aspen Systems, Inc. announced an array of customized, Opteron-based Beowulf clusters and high-end server solutions. These clusters and servers feature 1U, 2U and 4U rackmount platform products with high-speed Myrinet interconnects; Aspen Beowulf Cluster Management software; AMD 64-bit technology for legacy 32-bit and new 64-bit applications; HyperTransport technology for increased communication speed between circuits; and an integrated 128-bit wide DDR DRAM controller, capable of supporting up to eight registered DDR DIMMs per processor.
Contact Aspen Systems, Inc., 3900 Youngfield Street, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033, 800-992-9242, www.aspsys.com.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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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- Managing Linux Using Puppet
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- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
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