ABLE Communications Inc. has announced SC16, a SCSI-based terminal server for Unix and Linux based platforms. The SCSIserver SC16 features full modem control and baud rates up to 115kbs for all channels. It comes with 16 ports in a single enclosure, including a universal power supply. The SC16 is ideally suited for multi-user applications or where system operators are controlling large banks of modems. Seven SC16s can be used together for up to 112 ports on a single system. Price: $1595.
Contact: ABLE Communications, 2823 McGaw, Irvine, CA 92714 Phone: 714-553-8825. Fax: 714-553-1320.
Freedom Software, in partnership with Thinking Objects Software GmbH, has announced that the Freedom Desktop for Motif is now available for Linux. Freedom Desktop for Motif is an easy-to-use yet powerful desktop manager/GUI integrated with the Unix environment. It combines ease of use and advanced features to help users interact with Unix quickly and efficiently. It also runs transparently in a variety of Unix environments, from desktop computers to enterprise workstations. A free evaluation copy may be retrieved from fsw.com in /pub.
FairCom Corporation has released the first commercial version of the FairCom Server and SQL Server for Linux. According to Winston Atkisson, Senior Engineer at FairCom, “FairCom's Linux Server offers true client/server architecture and heterogeneous network support.” The Linux Server is priced from $495 to $2395, depending on the number of users.
Contact: FairCom Corporation, 4006 West Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203. Phone: 800-234-8180. Fax: 314-445-9698.
If you want to make a “diskless” workstation truly diskless, you can use a BOOT ROM. This read-only memory chip with the boot code burned into it plugs into your Ethernet adapter and loads the kernel of your operating system via the network. BOOT ROM comes with a floppy disk containing all the software necessary to set up your Linux machine as a boot server for a network of diskless Linux workstations. Source code for all the software is available upon request on a second floppy disk. Currently, BOOT ROMs are available for 3c509 (3com) and NE2000 (generic) cards. Price: BOOT ROM, $14.00 + shipping; Source code, $2.00 + shipping.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to order.
The Chat Server is a continuous-stream, real-time, multimedia-capable, web-based communication server developed by Magma Communications Ltd. Developed in a Linux environment for Linux-based machines, it works with practically all Web browsers, but to take advantage of Chat Server's continuous-stream capabilities, the Netscape browser is required on the client end. The Chat Server is not a cgi-script but a specialized server designed for a chatting environment. The Linux version of the Chat Server is available now, with ports to BSDI, Sun, NT, and HP-UX in the works.
Further information on the Chat Server can be found at Magma Communications Ltd.'s website at www.magmacom.com/chatserver/index.html.
Volant Corporation has announced the availability of an easy-to-use language for Web Servers called htmlscript. Completely browser independent, htmlscript allows users to develop interactive web pages in a server-safe environment. The software is available for most Unix and Unix work-alike systems. Access to reference documentation is available at http://htmlscript.volant.com/. Price: $99.00 for a 500-user license, which includes one year of free updates.
Contact: Volant Corporation, 2629 Ariane Drive, San Diego, CA 92117. Phone: 619-490-2570. E-mail: email@example.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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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