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CNET News: Linux Catches On at Coal Power Plants

Dec 22, 2003, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"RWE Innogy, a power company in the United Kingdom, has begun moving systems that control its coal-fired power plants to Linux.

"The company has started using software called Performux sold by Verano, which specializes in programs used to operate industrial facilities such as factories or natural gas pipelines.

"Verano has sold this SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) software for years, but focused on a product called RTAP (Real-Time Applications Platform) that's equivalent to Performux but runs on various versions of Unix. Now, the company is encouraging customers to switch to the Linux product..."

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