[News] NASA Uses Ubuntu GNU/Linux, IBM Runs GNU/Linux Guests on Big Irons

[News] NASA Uses Ubuntu GNU/Linux, IBM Runs GNU/Linux Guests on Big Irons

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 20 Jul 2008 03:16:39


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NASA Uses Ubuntu

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| He and I walked back over behind the guy to look. I pointed out the little
| bit of the heron you could see at the bottom of the screen, and he said "yep,
| it's Hardy." Then he added, "look what else he's running." "What?" "Compiz.
| You can see the shadows on the panels."
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http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com/2008/07/nasa-uses-ubuntu.html

IBM lets Linux programs run on Unix servers

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| IBM Virtualization plattform owerVMlets X86-Linux application programs
| run unmodified on system p servers with power processors.
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| This ability called by IBM x86 Linux Binaries are recognized
| automatically and run under AIX exactly the same way they run under Linux.
| Thereby among other options the server consolidation will be facilitated for
| the users. Lx86 becomes part of all editions of PowerVM (before
| hand dvanced power Virtualization.
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http://www.virtualizationteam.com/ibm/ibm-lets-linux-programs-run-on-unix-servers.html
http://tinyurl.com/6xerbo

*Real* computers uses GNU/Linux. As for the rest...


Recent:

Linux still super in Top500

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| In the June 2008 Top500 list, Linux still lives large with a role in 92% of
| systems (It is the only OS for 85.4%, but when considering all distributions
| (SUSE, Red Hat, CentOS, and general inux,as well as mixed uses that
| include Linux, I figure the share is more like the 92%).
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http://blogs.the451group.com/opensource/2008/06/26/linux-still-super-in-top500/


NASA taking open source into space

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| Open source is such a natural for government agencies, it should come as no
| surprise that NASA is now developing an open-source project called
| CosmosCode.
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-9953500-16.html


Phoenix Mars Lander - A Victory for Open Source

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| The amount of software coordination and lack of commercial software geared to
| the aerospace industry continues to make custom software necessary for almost
| every mission. Linux, the gcc compiler, visualization libraries and more have
| allowed NASA to expand the capabilities of their missions beyond their
| greatest expectations.
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http://ostatic.com/163026-blog/mars-phoenix-lander-a-victory-for-open-source


NASA ditches Itanic for new Xeon-based SGI [Linux] giant

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| The two organizations announced today that SGI will build a whopping
| 20,480-core system for NASA Ames in Mountain View, California. The giant will
| run on four-core versions of Intel's Xeon chip and should reach peak
| performance of 245 Teraflops, which would make it one of the fastest
| computers in the world. The system, centered around SGI's Altix ICE hardware,
| will also boast - gulp - 20,800 GB of memory and 450TB of storage.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/06/sgi_moon_nasa/


Fedora on the Final Frontier

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| There has been a long standing rumor regarding NASA running Fedora which all
| of us in the Fedora community have been always intrigued by. Is it true? What
| are they doing with it there? Why don't they run RHEL. Fortunately enough, a
| couple of weeks ago, I got to experience NASA behind the scenes, first hand,
| and hang out with the coolest members of the Fedora community, and find out
| the answer to these questions and lots more.
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