CNET News: Linux Catches On at Coal Power Plants

[ 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

“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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