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ITBusiness.ca: Bank of Canada Puts its Money on Linux Back End and Windows PCs

Apr 26, 2006, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shane Schick)

"The Bank of Canada is slowly moving off of Unix into an environment that will see its economic analysts using Windows PCs to create models running on a Linux-based cluster.

"Four analytical departments at the Ottawa-based Crown corporation are affected by the project, which also includes Linux compute servers running in parallel and a host OS for VMWare. The Bank of Canada has traditionally been a Sun Microsystems shop, according to senior technical analyst Christian Boutin, but the need to make use of specialized financial applications pushed the organization towards open source..."

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