ITBusiness.ca: Bank of Canada Puts its Money on Linux Back End and Windows PCs
Apr 26, 2006, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."