[Beowulf-announce] Linux NetworX Unveils ICE Box Hardware Appliance

Brad Rutledge brutledge at linuxnetworx.com
Tue Nov 27 13:59:01 PST 2001

Linux NetworX Unveils ICE Box Hardware Appliance

ICE Box 1500 Provides Advanced Serial Switching and Remote Power Control

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Linux NetworX unveiled its innovative ICE Box 
1500 cluster management hardware appliance at the SC2001 trade show. ICE 
Box empowers administrators with advanced serial switching and remote 
power control capabilities, and is the only appliance of its kind 
designed specifically to improve the manageability of Linux clusters.

ICE Box features include node health and environmental monitoring, power 
control, node reset capabilities, and advanced serial switching, which 
allows administrators to maintain redundant serial connections in a 

· Remote temperature monitoring of CPU temperatures
· Serial concentrator
· 10Base-T Ethernet connection
· Node reset
· Multiple ICE Boxes can be linked to support large clusters (up to 2560 
· Fits in standard 19-inch rack without taking up usable rack space
· 12 serial ports (supports 10 nodes and two auxiliary devices per box)
· 12 AC sockets (10 switchable, two auxiliary)
· Embedded CPU powered by Linux for stable runtime environment
· ICE Box software update capability without cluster downtime
· Integrates with ClusterWorX
· Access using standard terminal emulator or Telnet client (such as 
Minicom and Linux Telnet)
· Power sequencing on start-up

Command and Control
· Remote power control and reset of individual nodes
· Onsite node management using keypad and LCD display
· Serial data buffering from each node
· Command line interface for extensive control and monitoring capabilities
· Serial communication network
· Out of Band (serial support from host to any node) network communication
· Direct port connections (reverse Telnet)
· Command line interface accessible via Telnet

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For more information, please visit:
Brad Rutledge
Public Relations Director
Linux NetworX, Inc.
801-562-1010 ext. 218

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