"Convolo Cluster Provides Application Failover Support for
Rewritable DVD Drives/Libraries in Linux Environments."
"Panasonic and Mission Critical Linux, Inc., the cutting-edge
Linux products and services company, announced today that Panasonic
DVD-RAM drives, and Terabyte libraries configured with the drives,
support Mission Critical Linux's Convolo Cluster solution. Designed
specifically for mission-critical environments that can't afford
the risk of any downtime, the clustering software provides
application failover for the DVD-RAM drives and libraries in Linux
"QA testing of the DVD-RAM block write support for Linux was
performed on the 4.7GB single-sided model using an ATAPI interface.
Mission Critical Linux engineers concluded that while reading and
writing, this drive was able to maintain a sustained speed of 2770
KB/s. Kernels tested ranged from 2.2.16 up to 2.4.0 test 8."