BOXX Technologies announced a new line of 3-D rendering workstations based on dual Opteron processors; machines built on the 240, 242 and 244 processors are now available. M4 workstations use NVIDIA Quadro architecture for modeling and rendering 3-D content and animation with Maya, 3ds max, SOFTIMAGE XSI, LightWave 3D and Houdini. The standard workstation includes the AMD-8111 HyperTransport PCI tunnel, the AMD-8151 HyperTransport AGP tunnel, 128-bit dual-channel memory bus, up to 8GB ECC registered 333MHz DDR, four DIMM slots, dual channel UltraDMA 133 IDE controller and six channel audio. Custom-configured workstations also are available. The workstations have lightweight aluminum chassis for heat dissipation, and two 92mm fans provide airflow.
BOXX Technologies, Inc., 10435 South Burnet Road, Suite 120, Austin, Texas 78758, 877-877-2699, www.boxxtech.com.
The first products in Interphase's new network security product line are the 45NS (PMC) and 55NS (PCI) network security acceleration adapters. Designed to eliminate traffic bottlenecks caused by VPNs, gateways, routers and firewalls, the accelerators off-load bandwidth-intensive IPSec processing from the host CPU. The accelerators handle header analysis, payload exraction, compression, encryption, authentication and packet assembly. Both adapters offer 500Mbps 3DES throughput and accelerate DES, MD5, SHA-1, RC4 and AES security algorithms. They also offer a 64-bit 66MHz PCI bus, 64MB of private memory and support for full duplex OC-3 rates and 512K simultaneous sessions.
Interphase, Parkway Centre, Phase 1, 2901 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 200, Plano, Texas 75093, 800-327-8638, www.interphase.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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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