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Quick Takes: Tool connects databases to remote Linux devices

Michael S. Mimoso, Editorial Director

Pervasive.SQL extension connects databases to remote Linux devices

Pervasive Software Inc. announced an extension to its Pervasive.SQL database that enables enterprises to connect Pervasive databases to remote Linux devices like desktops, point-of-sale systems, set-top boxes and medical equipment. The Remote Data Requester supports transactional and relational data access methods. The tool supports Linux kernel version 2.4 or higher and Glibc 2.2 or higher for connectivity to Pervasive.SQL 2000i SP4 and Pervasive.SQL V8 SP1 back-end servers. Remote Data Requester also complies with Red Hat Ready 2.1 certifying application compatibility for enterprise customers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Cray running supercomputer on SuSE Linux for Opteron

Cray Inc. has selected SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for the AMD64 Opteron processor to run the Dept. of Energy's new massively parallel processing supercomputer at Sandia National Laboratories called Red Storm. The supercomputer will simulate the U.S. nuclear stockpile and for other applications. SuSE will provide development support as well. SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for AMD64 comes with an optimized kernel that enables high availability solutions and the high-performance interaction with storage systems in the SAN by means of asynchronous I/O and multipathing memory access.

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Dell installs its largest HPCC in Europe, Middle East

Dell recently announced the installation of its largest high performance computing cluster (HPCC) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa at oil producer-exporter Saudi Aramco. The company will use the cluster of thousands of industry standard servers to process seismic data in the search for oil and natural gas. The supercomputing cluster comprises 910 Dell PowerEdge servers, adding 1,820 Intel Pentium III processors to Saudi Aramco's compute engine. Dell implemented Scali Manage from Scali AS to ensure that the 910 servers could be managed from a central point efficiently and reliably.

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Linux cluster does research in South Australia

South Australia's three state universities have formed a consortium called the South Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (SAPAC). The cluster, based on the IBM eServer 1350, is a high performance computing Linux cluster that is being used in joint research with Jefferson Laboratory in Virginia. The Linux cluster features 129 nodes, each with a 2.4 GHz processor and 2GB of RAM that is capable of one trillion calculations per second. The supercomputer will be used for industrial design, biotechnology, water resource management, defense, petroleum geology, mining exploration, physics, chemistry and engineering.


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