LinuxPlanet: Linux Shines on National Weather Service
Dec 09, 2003, 18:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)
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"In the second installment of a multi-part deal with IBM, the
National Weather Service (NWS) has dropped its HP-UX-based RISC
workstations in favor of IBM IntelliStation PCs operating Red Hat
"Almost 1,000 meteorologists are using the new Linux-based
workstations at NWS facilities nationwide, said Bob Lenard, IBM's
director for eServer workstations during an interview. The Linux
PCs are also outfitted with IBM's NVidea graphics package.
"IBM Global Services (IBM-GS) provided a bit of assistance in
migrating the NWS' client-server application for predicting the
weather from HP-UX to Linux, according to Lenard..."