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Scientific Linux: A Distro For More Than Labs

Sep 08, 2009, 03:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"The basic idea is to provide a distribution that universities, scientific institutions and researchers can rely on as a consistent data-collection and operations platform. Many of the names behind the project ought to be familiar to anyone who's skimmed the science pages: Fermilab and CERN, just to name two. The distribution itself is a customized version of Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) Enterprise, with the most recent build dating from July 21 (for the 4.x branch). Most of the changes are on a site-specific basis -- for instance, customizations for Fermi's work as opposed to CERN."

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