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LinuxPlanet: Linux Shines on National Weather Service

Dec 09, 2003, 18:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"In the second installment of a multi-part deal with IBM, the National Weather Service (NWS) has dropped its HP-UX-based RISC workstations in favor of IBM IntelliStation PCs operating Red Hat Linux.

"Almost 1,000 meteorologists are using the new Linux-based workstations at NWS facilities nationwide, said Bob Lenard, IBM's director for eServer workstations during an interview. The Linux PCs are also outfitted with IBM's NVidea graphics package.

"IBM Global Services (IBM-GS) provided a bit of assistance in migrating the NWS' client-server application for predicting the weather from HP-UX to Linux, according to Lenard..."

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