Quick Takes: More vendor wares available on AMD Opteron

Computer Associates, MandrakeSoft and Microway announced various products available on the newly announced Opteron 64-bit processor from AMD.

CA relational database works on Opteron

Computer Associates International Inc., announced this week the availability of Advantage Ingres relational database management system for the 64-bit Opteron processor from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). AMD unveiled Opteron this week. The processor supports 32- and 64-bit computing, enabling enterprises an easy migration to high-end 64-bit computing. Advantage Ingres database servers running on the AMD Opteron processors can directly address a vast amount of real memory, enabling large database caches that significantly reduce expensive disk I/O while boosting application performance and scalability.

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MandrakeSoft corporate server available on Opteron

MandrakeSoft announced the availability of the Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 for the new Opteron 64-bit processor from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 is used by enterprises for high-end applications like Web servers, databases and application and file servers. Users will be able to run 32- and 64-bit Linux applications on the server. Mandrake Linux Corporate Server is sold on a subscription basis that includes product, support and direct access to software updates. Subscriptions are $749 USD or $1499 USD.

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Navion clusters, servers compatible with Opteron

High-performance computing Linux cluster provider Microway announced that its Navion series of clusters and servers are available for the AMD Opteron 64-bit processor. The Navion server/cluster nodes are offered with dual or quad AMD Opteron processor configurations. Depending on the number of processors, the systems/cluster nodes are available in 1U or 4U chassis, with up to 32 GB of memory and multiple PCI-X slots. Microway systems include NodeWatch/MCMS proprietary remote cluster monitoring and management tools. Every Microway Linux system is shipped fully configured and completely tested.

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HP's Blackmore to keynote LinuxWorld

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s enterprise systems group chief Peter Blackmore will deliver the keynote address this August at LinuxWorld in San Francisco. Blackmore's keynote, entitled "Linux: The Next Stage," will examine Linux's growing popularity as an enterprise operating system in industries ranging from life sciences to financial services and the vital role partners play in driving this growth. Executives from IBM, Oracle, Red Hat and Sun will also speak. There will also be a "State of Open Source" roundtable featuring industry analysts.

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OpenLink database available on Linux

OpenLink Software announced the release of Virtuoso 3.0, the latest release of its cross-platform database for SQL, XML and Web services. It enables transparent and concurrent access in real-time to heterogeneous data sources. Virtuoso 3.0 is now commercially available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix.

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Avnet Hall-Mark announces Linux strategy

Avnet Hall-Mark, an IBM enterprise distributor, announced its Linux strategy recently for IBM Solution Providers. Avnet said it will deliver to the channel through Linux Express. Linux Express provides the infrastructure for IBM partners in Linux opportunities. Initially, Linux Express focused on technical certification for IBM Solution Providers and identification of viable market opportunities. Now, Linux Express will identify key market areas that intersect with the expertise of Avnet Hall-Mark's resellers. This mapping process is done in strategic planning sessions for Solution Providers, the first of which was held in January. In addition to the strategy sessions, Avnet Hall-Mark has launched a series of sales and technical online presentations, marketing programs and sales promotions to help IBM Solution Providers move into the Linux market quickly.

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