Aspen Systems announced the release of two new systems based on the Itanium 2 processor and targeted at the high-performance computing (HPC) market. The Aspen Systems Glacier Dual Itanium 2 system has a 1.4GHz processor and 1.5MB of L3 cache. Based on the SR870BH2 Intel server platform, this system is available in a 2U rackmountable form factor. The second system is based on the Low Voltage Itanium 2 processor and comes in 2U and 4U rackmountable form factors. Its processor has a 1.0GHz core clock frequency and 1.5MB of L3 cache. Both systems have low power consumption, reducing the cost of scalability.
Aspen Systems, Inc., 3900 Youngfield Street, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033, www.aspsys.com.
CPUBuilders released a new control panel, Cognitio, with its Linux for Everyone v 3.0 systems, which are available through Sam's Club and the CPUBuilders Web site. The Cognitio control panel is designed to handle ease-of-use issues relating to Linux-based hardware and software. It allows users to add plug-and-play devices, CD writers, hard drives, scanners and USB storage. Also new in v 3.0 Linux for Everyone systems are USB 2.0, faster processors, DDR memory on all models and USB 6-in-1 card readers. In addition, 3.0 systems feature one-click software updates, automatic monitoring tools for network and Internet connections, automatic network file-sharing access points and documentation for new Linux users.
CPUBuilders, 316-315-0300, www.cpubuilders.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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