New Products

by Ellen M. Dahl
ALPHAserver AT2000

Atipa Linux Solutions announced its high-performance Linux server for enterprise applications, the ALPHAserver AT2000. When combined with dual 667MHz Alpha 21264 processors, the new server provides low-risk, high-availability, scalable solutions for increasing the performance of business-critical applications. Unlike a conventional server, the ALPHAserver AT2000 requires no configuration or reconfiguration of the workstations. The ALPHAserver AT2000 with one or two 667MHz Alpha 21264 microprocessors, up to 2GB of RAM and 6.4GB disk space starts at $5,999 US.

Contact: Atipa Linux Solutions, 2608-2 Main Street, Joplin, MO 64804, 800-360-4346, 417-626-2692 (fax),,

UP2000 Motherboard

Alpha Processor, Inc. (API) announced the UP2000, the first in API's Ultimate Performance Series motherboards that deliver the performance, bandwidth and reliability of an Alpha. The UP2000 is built on an extended ATX form factor and is a high-performance solution for scientific computing and Linux applications as a clustered server or workstation. Pricing for the motherboard with one Alpha Slot B starts at $4,554 US for 2MB of L2 cache. The UP2000 has a 667MHz Alpha Slot B processor, with a 750MHz Alpha Slot B processor available soon.

Contact: Alpha Processor Inc., 130C Baker Ave. Extension, Concord, MA 01742, 978-318-1100, 978-371-3177 (fax),,

Cerebellum 1.3

Cerebellum Software, Inc. released version 1.3, an upgrade to Cerebellum enabling a wider variety of applications to easily access, integrate and update data located in an increased number of data source types. Major new features include access to mainframes and the Linux platform. Three new APIs have been added to support multiple development environments. A 30-day free trial developer's license can be downloaded from Cerebellum Software's web site. A developer's license can be purchased for $995 US. An enterprise package starts at $40,000 US.

Contact: Cerebellum Software, Inc., 600 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4716, 412-208-6500, 412-208-6521 (fax),,


Western Scientific's FusionX3 is now available with Intel's Pentium-III 600MHz processor, making it the fastest non-Xeon powered workstation available for Linux and Windows applications. FusionX3s can be configured with dual 600MHz processors to give Red Hat Linux, Windows NT and Windows 98 users extraordinary performance. The FusionX3 is currently used for applications such as performance-demanding computer rendering, web serving and database management. Base price of a FusionX3 with a 600MHz processor is $3000 US.

Contact: Western Scientific, 9445 Farnham Street, San Diego, CA 92123, 858-565-6699, 858-565-6938 (fax),,

The Best of Linux Distributions

Linux Press announced the second title in its new Linux Resource Series. The Best of Linux Distributions is based on Matt Welsh's cult classic Linux Installation & Getting Started, which has been revised, expanded and updated. Also included are four CD-ROMs containing the latest Linux operating system from Caldera OpenLinux, Debian GNU/Linux, Red Hat, and Slackware. The book is available for $39.95 US.

Contact: Linux Press, PO Box 220, Penngrove, CA 94951, 707-773-4916, 707-765-1431 (fax),,

Netwinder Office Server, Inc. unveiled the NetWinder Office Server, providing small and medium-sized enterprises with full Internet and intranet network support while offering interoperability, compatibility, ease of use and performance. Based on the StrongARM RISC microprocessor and the Linux operating system, the NetWinder Office Server is configured with a broad range of network services and arrives ready for collaboration and communication. Pricing ranges from $895 to $3,850 US depending on the amount of RAM, hard-drive size and plastic or rackmount housing.

Contact:, 150 Isabella Street, 10th floor, Ottawa, ON K1S 5R3, Canada, 877-282-6735 (toll free), 613-230-8300 (fax),,


OpenOrders released its newest product, OpenWebConnect. It allows any external TCP/IP-enabled device to easily connect to an OpenOrders database for order processing or retrieval of customer service information. OpenWebConnect allows Internet merchants to fulfill all of their order processing needs by providing a real-time link to OpenCatalog, a complete fulfillment and inventory management system. OpenOrders' unique scalable and open-architecture systems operate on servers running Linux as well as other platforms. Contact OpenOrders for pricing.

Contact: OpenOrders, Inc., 400 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458, 617-527-5757 x22, 617-558-1361 (fax),,


Rave Computer Association, Inc. has positioned its Rave Systems RackMount-2UAXi as an UltraSPARC-IIi server appliance operating on the Linux or Solaris operating system. It comes standard in a 19-inch 2U form factor chassis integrated with Sun's UltraAXi motherboard, a 300-watt auto-ranging power supply, six cooling fans and two 33MHz/32Bit PCI slots, and can be pre-loaded with Red Hat Linux 6.0 or Solaris 7. Contact Rave for price quotes.

Contact: Rave Computer Association, Inc., 36960 Metro Court, Sterling Heights, MI 48312, 800-966-7283, 810-939-7431 (fax),,

Red Hat Linux E-Commerce Server

Red Hat unveiled its Linux e-commerce server. This e-business solution combines the stability and scalability of open-source solutions, Red Hat Linux 6.0 and the Apache web server with all the security (RSA Data Security's 128-bit encryption engine) and e-commerce tools necessary to use Red Hat Linux in e-business applications. In addition, the included Linux applications CD contains Red Hat Linux 6.0 programs and a separate e-commerce directory. The package retails for $149.99 US. Corporations and ISPs can purchase additional support packages from Red Hat's new Response Link support center.

Contact: Red Hat Software, P.O. Box 13588, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-547-0012, 919-547-0024 (fax),,

Site Watch 2000

Internet technology firm NET Resolve launched Site Watch 2000 as their first major product offering. Site Watch 2000 is a combination of systems and network monitoring, reporting and 24x7 support for businesses that maintain Internet-based servers and networks. It runs on Linux and other operating systems. Prices are per server, ranging from $500 to $1000 US for setup, $275 to $1550 US monthly (Basic, Deluxe and Premierservice levels) with discounts on multiple server configurations.

Contact: NET Resolve, 378 Vintage Park Drive, Foster City, CA 94404, 877-638-7376 (toll-free),,

Slam v1.2

Stabie-Soft announced the release of Slam v1.2, a family of integrated circuit layout editor tools. The tool suite includes a mask layout viewer (Slam-View), editor, extractor and delay integrator. All of the tools use the Tcl interpreter and provide programmatic access to the layout database. Supported platforms include Linux x86-based platforms using the 2.0 or 2.2 kernel. Price per node is $39 US for Slam-View; $3689 US per node for the full suite including Slam-View, Slam-Edit, XTK and Delay-Pak. A 30-day evaluation is free.

Contact: Stabie-Soft, 5828 Gentle Breeze Terr., Austin, TX 78731, 512-656-4713,,


Tri-Century Resource Group, Inc. announced the availability of CC_AUTH: Credit Card Authorization for Linux/UNIX and Java. Using CC_AUTH, any Java developer can integrate credit-card processing into an Internet or internal application within minutes. CC_AUTH is designed to connect with, a competitively priced credit-card authorization provider. A free 30-day CC_AUTH demo is available via Tri-Century's web site. Contact Tri-Century for pricing.

Contact: Tri-Century Resource Group, Inc., HC 79 Box 303, Wideman, AR 72585, 888-874-2368, 870-258-3168 (fax),

TurboCluster Server

TurboLinux released TurboCluster Server, the industry's first high-availability clustering software solution for enterprise and the first clustering application available and scalable for web servers on Intel and Alpha architecture platforms. TurboCluster Server automatically detects failure in hardware, operating system, web server or router software and switches traffic around the damaged machine. Administration tools let users dynamically add cluster nodes and balance loads among the different servers in the cluster. TurboCluster Server has a suggested list price of $995 US for two nodes and $1995 US for three or more nodes.

Contact: TurboLinux, 2000 Sierra Point Parkway, Suite 702, Brisbane, CA 94005, 650-244-7777, 650-244-7766 (fax),,



Unify Corporation introduced WebNow!, a dynamic web-page engine

designed to allow businesses to provide web access to their existing database applications via the Internet, intranet and extranet. It enables businesses to publish their database information on the Web securely, flexibly and without the need for complex programming. Unify WebNow! supports Linux and other leading server platforms, as well as all major databases. The WebNow! Development Kit is $8,000 US per developer, which includes Unify's VISION AppServer Enterprise Server. WebNow! Quick Start is $13,000 US, which includes one development kit and five days of consulting.

Contact: Unify Corporation, 100 Century Center Court, Suite 302, San Jose, CA 95112, 408-451-2000, 408-451-2007 (fax),,

VERITAS Backup Exec and NetBackup

VERITAS Software announced its Linux backup support initiative to provide a storage management solution for the growing Linux user base. With VERITAS Backup Exec and VERITAS NetBackup, Linux servers and workstations are fully protected. VERITAS plans to support Caldera OpenLinux and TurboLinux this year. VERITAS Backup Exec for NetWare currently supports the Red Hat and SuSE distributions. VERITAS NetBackup provides advanced, database-aware solutions for all leading databases such as Oracle, DB2, Informix, Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server. VERITAS Backup Exec for NetWare has a U.S. suggested retail price of $1,395 (multi-server version). Linux support pricing starts at $200 with VERITAS NetBackup.

Contact: VERITAS Software Corporation, 1600 Plymouth Street, Mountain View, CA 94043, 650-335-8000, 650-335-8050 (fax),,

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