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

Apr 26, 2006, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shane Schick)

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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..."

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