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

“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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