Atmel Corporation announced the availability of a Linux port for its AT91RM9200 microcontroller and its ARM9 core-based ASICs. The port consists of the 2.4.19 kernel, the ARM9 Linux adaptation maintained by the ARM Linux support team, a kernel patch for the advanced interrupt controller and system timer, and a set of AT91RM9200-specific drivers. The port also includes a minimal RAM disk that contains the most frequently used commands. In addition, a development kit is available that contains the port, the U-Boot loader utility and the GNU toolchain in source and binary forms.
Atmel Corporation, 2325 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, California 95131, 408-441-0311, www.atmel.com.
Zend Technologies Ltd., PO Box 3619, Ramat Gan, Israel, 52136, 877-936-3747, www.zend.com.
QVISION version 2.0 is a real-time, view-based network monitoring tool that provides visibility into all the activities on networks, connected systems and applications. QVISION resides on the network at the Internet connection and inside the network, monitoring traffic flows and detecting unnatural network patterns. New features for QVISION 2.0 include a behavior view, a non-signature-based method of exposing network, policy and security issues based on equations linking event properties in real time; intelligent alerting, triggers set off by specific predetermined behaviors; and selective application content capture, a tool that allows users to configure the desired level of content capture.
Q1 Labs, Inc., 15 Piedmont Center, Suite 1040, Atlanta, Georgia 30305, 877-471-5227, www.q1labs.com.
Western Digital released a new version of its serial ATA (SATA) 10,000RPM WD Raptor hard drives. The new Raptor drives offer 74GB of storage capacity, Ultra/150 Command Queuing (CQ) technology and Rotary Accelerometer Feed Forward (RAFF) technology. Raptor drives are designed for enterprise-level specifications, with 1.2 million hours of mean time between failures, 10,000RPM, an average of 4.5ms seek time and a five-year warranty. Ultra/150 CQ technology optimizes the sequence of data transfers between the host and hard drive for increased transfer efficiency. RAFF technology maintains hard drive performance in high-vibration environments. In addition, the Raptor 74GB drive utilizes fluid dynamic bearings to reduce noise and increase reliability.
Western Digital, 20511 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, California 92630, 949-672-7000, www.westerndigital.com.
A new board support package (BSP) from Metrowerks is designed to help developers create embedded applications powered by Motorola's PowerQUICC III processor. The Metrowerks BSP is tested and configured for use within a fixed configuration for specific hardware reference platforms. It includes an embedded Linux kernel, a GNU debugger and toolchain, a runtime environment and a complete set of device drivers and libraries for PowerQUICC III processors. Aimed at the networking and communications markets, the BSP works with Metrowerks' Platform Creation Suite, a management tool that helps developers customize Linux for embedded devices.
Metrowerks, 7700 West Parmer Lane, Austin, Texas 78729, 512-996-5416, www.metrowerks.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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