Data Management
Novell announces real-time Linux enhancements and partnerships
Novell announced enhancements to SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time and unveiled partnerships that expand the ecosystem around Novell’s low latency Linux solution.

Novell will ship a maintenance update for SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time in July 2007. This maintenance update delivers new performance enhancements to the real-time operating system. It inherits the improvements and enhancements associated with the recently launched Service Pack 1 for SUSE Linux Enterprise, including high availability storage and processor support.

In support of its real time offerings, Novell also announced partnerships with several players in the real-time arena. These included Concurrent Computer Corporation and Voltaire.

The maintenance update for SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time will be available in July. The next generation release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time is currently in development. As with all SUSE Linux Enterprise products, customers with a current subscription can upgrade to any released version without additional charge.

Solutionwright simplifies repetitive math tasks

Solutionwright Software has released NumberMate v. 2.0, an arithmetic and scientific calculator for Windows. NumberMate simplifies desktop tape calculator, plus the ability to record complex sets of interrelated calculations that can be edited, saved and reused.

The program performs time calculations, expression evaluations, and unit conversions. All of the work is stored on multiple tapes which can be edited and annotated. You can also reload it later, make revisions, and recalculate earlier results.

You can insert, delete, change numbers and operators, anywhere on a tape. The program lets you use up to 20 tapes at a time, allowing you to organize and work simultaneously with separate calculations. NumberMate takes a lot of the work out of performing financial projections and “what if” calculations.

The program includes a rich set of scientific functions. You can raise numbers to any power, or find any roots. You have a complete set of trigonometric, logarithmic, and hyperbolic functions. There is a mod operator and a div operator. Choose between rounding and truncation. Unit conversions are built in, along with descriptive statistical functions. Numbers are stored with up to 18 significant digits.

NumberMate v. 2.0 runs under Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista, costs US$25 for a single-user licence, and may be purchased securely online at http://www.numbermate.com/. Multi-user discounts are available. You can download a free 60-day trial version from the same Web address.

Security

HP unveils security offering and acquires SPI Dynamics

The HP Secure Advantage portfolio was unveiled offering a number of solutions to protect data and resources. The offering validates regulatory compliance across the IT infrastructure-from the desktop to the data center.

HP signed a definitive agreement to acquire SPI Dynamics, Inc. SPI Dynamics technology enables customers to assess and identify security vulnerabilities along the entire lifecycle of Web applications – from development, quality assurance and deployment.

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