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New Clustering Products - Beowulf Professional Edition from Scyld; Lineo Availix Vertical Clustering 1.0. Clustering, joining computers together to make a more powerful and more reliable system, is increasingly common. As these systems become more prevalent, so too are products designed to ease to way. Here are two such products.
Beowulf clusters can be defined as a series of Linux-based computers tied together to create a supercomputer. The Beowulf Professional Edition from Scyld Computing Corporation strives to make supercomputing as easy (and as economical) as possible. This product provides all the software required to create the system (on all computers) and allows control of all computers from a single interface. This version of Scyld's Beowulf product features increased hardware support, a batch queue system, automatic node addition, and more.
Lineo's clustering solution high availability product. The Availix Vertical Clustering (Availix VC) architecture consists of interconnected CompactPCI clusters (called Horizontal clusters) and data storage devices over a storage area network. Availix Vertical Clustering 1.0 features a second level of high availability load balancing, monitoring for fail over management, secured shared data, and much more.
Red Hat's new GNUPro Design Tools, Subscription Support Offerings. Red Hat announced the availability of the latest version of the Red Hat GNUPro Toolkit and Support. The latest version of the GNUPro compiler/debugger along with added subscription support options and development platform ports.
Linux for the Palm III. Empower Technologies has announced the availability of "Linux DA O/S DB v1.0," otherwise known as a Linux distribution for Palm IIIx and IIIxe handhelds. A "demo" version is available for download now; the full product appears to include proprietary applications and will not be freely distributable.
Lineo Processor Support Approaches Century Milestone. Lineo, Inc. announced support for more than 90 processors through the Lineo family of embedded system software.
Korean Air deploys Linux on the eServer. IBM and Korean Air have issued a press release describing Korean Air's deployment of Linux on an eServer system. The flight schedule inquiry system and daily revenue accounting will be running on the Linux system.
Transvirtual gets $4.0M, launches XOE device platform (LinuxDevices). Transvirtual Technologies, founded by the makers of the Kaffe Java Virtual Machine, unveiled new offices, a new round of funding and a new appliance platform. "In addition to providing an application environment and other services, Transvirtual's XOE package also includes a suite of mobile computing applications -- things like schedule, notepad, addresses, calculator, browser, and so on."
Red Hat filing 10-Q (Quarterly Report). For those interested in the details, Red Hat's report for the quarter ending May 31 is now available online.
EBIZ letter to shareholders. EBIZ Enterprises, operator of LinuxMall.com, among other things, has posted a letter to its shareholders on the fall in its stock price, which is a bit scary even by current standards. "Simply put, more working capital needs to be invested in the company immediately. Without additional working capital the company is not viable as it is currently structured."
Linux Stock Index for July 12 to July 18, 2001.
LSI at closing on July 12, 2001 ... 28.75
The high for the week was 29.17
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Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
July 19, 2001