Plesman Communications (Canada): Linux eats more of server pie

[ Thanks to Christopher
for this link. ]

“Environment Canada’s meterologic service has been relying for
years on servers running Hewlett-Packard Co.’s version of Unix to
deliver detailed weather forecasts to Canadians. Now it’s
evaluating a substitute: Linux.”

“The department already uses it on Web servers and for some data
processing systems. But as federal spending tightens, the
importance of the open source operating system is increasing.”

“Linux is being looked as a replacement for some of the HP-UX
functionality in processing radar and satellite imagery,” said
Ovando Prescod, network manager at the service’s headquarters in
Toronto. “Our estimates are the processing power with a cluster
could be a quarter of the cost versus HP-UX.”