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Compaq Announces New Linux Initiatives. Compaq is not usually perceived as a 'Linux company'. They do, after
all, sell lots of PCs with 'Microsoft inside'. Compaq also sells
more Linux-based servers than any other computer maker worldwide.
Compaq has been a supporter of Linux and open source since the early
90s when they provided computers for Linus to work on. They are a
driving force behind Handhelds.org and are a pioneer in
clustering technology. They have been there, they've just been quiet.
This week Compaq made some noise, announcing six
strategic initiatives "to meet global customer demand for
commercially viable Linux enterprise solutions". The initiatives cover:
More information on Compaq's Linux strategy can be found at www.compaq.com/linux.
- Beowulf Clustering on Industry-Standard ProLiant Servers.
- Making server clusters more manageable through open source SSI.
- Enhancing Development of Robust Enterprise Linux Solutions.
- Linux and UNIX Interoperability and Portability.
- A Linux Accreditation Program.
- A developer's
contest to promote new Linux applications for handheld devices.
IBM and Trustix launch 'Goldbox'. IBM and Trustix launched a new product
called Goldbox. Goldbox is a Linux solution for small to
medium sized businesses with software products from IBM and Trustix.
The Goldbox solution is comprised of three IBM xSeries (Netfinity)
servers, the IBM Small Business Suite for Linux, and Linux Systems
Management SW (XPloy) and Firewall Security SW (XSentry) from
Trustix. In addition Goldbox includes technology for managing and
maintaining Linux applications running on the platform. Everything
is pre-installed, pre-configured, and delivered through the IBM and
Trustix distribution channel.
See this white paper on Goldbox for
GNU Compiler Collection Version 3.0 Is Released. The Free Software Foundation has announced the
3.0 release of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). This version
of GCC fully incorporates a native-code compiler for the Java
programming language. It also includes support for the Intel IA-64
processor. GCC compliers are widely used, as can be seen from this
article. "Indeed, GCC has spread as far as Microsoft, which
ships the compiler as part of its Interix
software, which enables Unix software to run on Windows
Ask Jeeves Selects Sleepycat's Berkeley DB. Sleepycat Software, Inc. announced that
Ask Jeeves, Inc. has selected Sleepycat's Berkeley DB embedded
database for question answering data management.
Linux Stock Index for June 14 to June 20, 2001.
LSI at closing on June 14, 2001 ... 30.12
LSI at closing on June 20, 2001 ... 29.33
The high for the week was 30.12
The low for the week was 28.55
Open source products
Distributions and bundled products
Proprietary Products for Linux
- Avant! Corporation (FREMONT, Calif.):
Avant! to Support SinglePass-SoC Solution on Linux.
- Cyber-Ark (DEDHAM, Mass.):
Cyber-Ark Launches PrivateArk Network Vault for Linux.
- Etnus LLC (FRAMINGHAM, Mass.):
Etnus Announces Breakthrough Debugging Capability for Complex Application Codes.
- Network Appliance, Inc. (SUNNYVALE, Calif.):
Network Appliance, Oracle, and FastTango Deliver Highly Scalable, Robust Database Solutions.
Network Appliance previewed its Network Appliance filers running Oracle9i Real Application Clusters on FastTango Cluster Platform with SuSE Linux.
- Oracom (NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.):
Oracom Brings Instant Two-Way Messaging to Monitoring and Controlling Critical Wireless and Wired Network Resources.
- Pervasive Software (AUSTIN, Texas):
Pervasive Software Releases Linux Version of Its Powerful Data Management Software; Pervasive.SQL 2000i for Linux Simplifies Migration of Business Applications to the Web.
- Sistina Software & Western Scientific (MINNEAPOLIS):
Sistina Software and Western Scientific Partner to Provide Low-Cost Storage Clustering Solutions for Linux; Companies to Premiere Cluster Technology at Streaming Media West 2001.
- Surveyor Corporation (SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.):
Surveyor Re-Defines Delivery of Audio-Video Via Internet With New Family of Webcam Tools.
Hardware and bundled products
Products and Services Using Linux
- Atmel (SAN JOSE, Calif.):
Atmel Expands Internet Appliance IC Family With Device Integrating Dual-Ethernet MAC; Carries Telephone Calls Via an Ethernet LAN Using VoIP, Eliminates On-Site Telephone Cabling.
- DAFS Collaborative (ORLANDO, Fla.):
DAFS Collaborative Holds First Prototype Demonstrations of New Storage Networking Technology.
The Fujitsu demonstration shows high-performance data transfer by
DAFS, using a Linux-based DAFS client and server, connected via Emulex cLAN network solutions.
- Emulex Corp. (ORLANDO, Fla.):
Emulex Virtual Interface Host Bus Adapters Employed for DAFS Collaborative Demo.
Fujitsu PST selected Emulex's VI technology for its DAFS
demonstration and is using Emulex CL1000 VI host bus adapters to demonstrate a kernel implementation of the DAFS protocol performing file access between a Linux server and Linux client.
- Filanet Corporation (Sunnyvale, Calif.):
Filanet Announces Flexible, Linux Open Development Platform for Enhanced Services Delivery.
- Transistor 8 (LOS ANGELES):
Transistor 8 Launches Comprehensive Technology Support Network.
- Voxel (TROY, NY):
Voxel announced its release of Übersmith 1.0, a cross- platform web-based application developed entirely in PHP and mySQL.
Products With Linux Versions
- ClioSoft (FREMONT, Calif.):
ClioSoft Gives Cadence Users ''Freedom to Choose'' With Global Design Team Collaboration Software; ClioSoft Announces Support for Cadence Design Environments with SOS viaDFII.
- Engage, Inc. (ANDOVER, Mass.):
Engage Unveils Powerful, Easy-to-Use Promotion Management Solution for eCommerce Sites.
- Fluent Inc. (LEBANON, N.H.):
Fluent Releases Airpak 2.0 - Airflow Modeling Software Comes of Age.
- Hitachi Data Systems (SANTA CLARA, Calif.):
Hitachi Data Systems Launches Professional Services to Help Customers Keep Information Online All the Time.
- iMimic Networking Inc. (HOUSTON ):
iMimic Networking Inc. Ships New Version of Web Caching Software.
- Innoveda (LAS VEGAS):
Innoveda Enhances Visual Elite Tool for System-Level Design; To Provide Advanced Virtual Prototyping Capability, Support for Full SystemC and Windows-Based Platforms.
- Magma Design Automation Inc. (CUPERTINO, Calif.):
Magma Launches New Version of Blast Fusion That is Up to 40 Percent Faster and Targeted for 0.13-Micron and Below.
- Mylex (FREMONT, Calif.):
Mylex Provides RAID Support for Intel Itanium Processor-based Servers.
- NuSphere Corporation (BEDFORD, Mass.):
NuSphere Announces New Web Development Products Based On Open Source Components.
- Prolific Inc. (NEWARK, Calif.):
Prolific Launches ProGenesis 2001 latest version of its Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software.
- Talarian Corporation (LONG BEACH, Calif.):
Talarian Introduces Next-Generation File Transfer Solution for Large-Scale, Efficient Data Delivery.
- TransEDA (LOS GATOS, Calif.):
TransEDA Launches New Rule-Sets In ''Ready-To-Use'' HDL Checking Software.
Books & Training
- Argus Systems Group, Inc. (SAVOY, Ill.):
Argus and Fujitsu Siemens Computers Expand Alliance; PitBull LX Security to Be Developed for Intel Itanium Platform.
- Ensim Corporation (SINGAPORE):
Ensim and Compaq Expand Hosting Automation Alliance to Launch Joint Sales Initiative in Asia-Pacific.
- Ensim Corporation (SUNNYVALE, Calif.):
Ensim Announces DataPipe as First Joint Customer With Compaq for Linux Hosting Automation.
- Finite State Machine Labs (Socorro, NM):
FSMLabs and A&A Linux Announce RTLinux Development and Distribution Agreement.
- LinuxWizardry Systems, Inc. (BOCA RATON, Fla.):
DSL Provider Signs Reseller Agreement With LinuxWizardry for Magic Passage VPN.
- MontaVista Software Inc. (PARIS & SUNNYVALE, Calif.):
Global Leader in Mobile Communications Selects MontaVista Software for Embedded Development.
- MSC.Software Corporation (SANTA ANA, Calif. & SHANGHAI, China):
MSC.Software Expands Asia-Pacific Reach Through Deal With Shanghai Auto Industry Group.
- Trolltech (SANTA CLARA, Calif.):
Trolltech, NeoMagic Collaborate on Platform for Handheld Internet and Personal Entertainment Devices.
Investments and Acquisitions
Personnel & New Offices
Linux At Work
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
June 21, 2001