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CNET: India's Supercomputing Agency Goes for Linux

Aug 13, 2002, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"India's Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, which makes supercomputers used for heavy-duty data processing, said on Monday it had decided to use open source Linux software in a high-performance computing lab. The Pune-based state agency, whose machines are used for advanced computing functions in activities such as oil exploration and weather forecasting, will use a Linux platform customised by International Business Machines...

"Linux-backers believe that India, with its low-cost computer penetration, cost-conscious market and a large pool of software developers, offers a big market for Linux-based systems..."

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