New Products

by Heather Mead
Eclipse Database Center

Linux NetworX announces their Eclipse Database Cluster, based on the Oracle9i Real Application Cluster architecture. The ready-to-run system offers scalability, reliability and high availability for data warehousing, on-line transaction processing and data management applications. The cluster is built with multiple Xeon processors, Dot Hill storage components and high-speed Gigabit Fibre Channel interconnects. The Eclipse is integrated with ICE cluster management tools to provide remote power control, temperature sensing and real-time monitoring.

Contact Linux NetworX, 8689 South 700 West, Sandy, Utah 84070, 801-562-1010,

Tetra Platform

The Tetra hardware platform from Equator Technologies provides a compact and modular reference design that allows rapid development of products such as IP smart cameras, digital video recorders and IP-based internet streaming video appliances. The modular design includes the Tetra CPU board, an open peripheral interface for add-on modules and various add-on personality modules. All common CPU board core features, such as the BSP chip family, memory subsystems and Ethernet interface, are on the CPU board for a final size of 2.75" × 4". It comes with 64MB SDRAM and 4MB Flash memory; analog audio out and SPDIF audio in/out, 10/100Base-T Ethernet; and support for Linux or VxWorks.

Contact Equator Technologies, Inc., 300 White Oaks Road, Campbell, California 95008, 408-369-5200,,

Cobalt RaQ 550

Sun's Cobalt RaQ 550 is a 1U rackmount server appliance preconfigured with a host of software and hardware for the deployment of e-mail, web hosting and other internet applications. Designed for small to mid-sized companies looking to handle their internet and web applications in-house, the RaQ 550 has a 1.26GHz processor, up to 2GB memory and two 80GB drives with support for RAID 0 and 1. Preconfigured software includes Apache web server, Apache Tomcat, Sendmail, Bind DNS server, JSP, InterBase 6 SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, PHP, Perl, Python, SSH v2, 128-bit SSL, SNMP agent and Legato NetWorker and Knox Arkeia backup clients.

Contact Sun Microsystems, Inc., 4150 Network Circle, Santa Clara, California 95054, 800-555-9786 (toll-free),

BladeRack RS-1100V

RackSaver offers its latest entry in the blade server market, the BladeRack (patent-pending). The BladeRack houses up to 66 RS-1100RV RackBlades, each containing up to two 2.4GHz Xeons for a total of 132 processors in a 7' portable cabinet. AMD-based processors also may be used. The BladeRack can be configured with 66GBs of DDR ECC PC-2100 Corsair memory, based on Supermicro's P4DPR-6GM+ motherboard. In addition, the BladeRack is easily scalable and accessible, with hot-swap capabilities for the fans, networking equipment and servers themselves. Using nonproprietary, interchangeable off-the-shelf components, the BladeRack is targeted at 3-D rendering, research centers, universities and other data-intensive uses.

Contact RackSaver, Inc., 9449 Carroll Park Drive, San Diego, California 92121, 858-874-3800,,

Xcelerix Embedded IMDB

Xcelerix announced the formal launch of the company and the general availability of Xcelerix In-Memory Database (IMDB), formerly known as ERDB. Xcelerix IMDB's architecture prejoins database tables based on known operational queries and uses binary tree indexing, helping to eliminate bottlenecks and enabling up to one million transactions per second (SQL benchmark results). A small footprint and a 20:1 compression of memory resources ratio allows the Xcelerix IMDB to be embedded in response-sensitive, real-time applications. It is available in both 32- and 64-bit versions for a variety of platforms. Xcelerix IMDB supports integration with disk-based database systems, in addition to SQL, TCP/IP, IEEE 802.3 and POSIX.

Contact Xcelerix Corporation, 9000 Keystone Crossing, Suite 900, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240, 800-473-9012 (toll-free US),

Linux USB 2.0 Driver

Cypress Semiconductor released a Linux USB host driver that supports their SL811HS embedded host/peripheral controller, enabling developers to add USB host functionality to a variety of embedded applications, such as cell phones, PDAs and network appliances. Because the SL811HS controller is a memory-mapped device, the driver lets the Linux host stack provide USB support without realizing a non-OHCI/UHCI type host controller is present. The SL811HS host controller has a dual-role port that can function as either a USB host or a peripheral supporting both full- and low-speed USB devices. Source code for the driver is available at

Contact Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, 3901 North First Street, San Jose, California 95134, 408-943-2600,


Fitrix is a source-code business software package that provides accounting, order processing and custom software tools for small to medium-sized businesses. In addition to accounting and distribution modules, Fitrix includes the application source code (written in Four J's Business Development Language (BDL), a 4GL derivative that is optimized for business database applications), 4GL programming tools, a RAD toolset and an SQL database. Custom functions and modules can be written in C and Java and directly embedded into the 4GL code. Fitrix also uses a thin client, so processing is done on the host system, keeping traffic to a minimum and allowing multiple clients to use one set of software simultaneously.

Contact Fourth Generation Software Solutions, 2814 Spring Road, Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, 770-432-7623,,

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