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[News] Hadrons Running on GNU/Linux, "Linux is our OS of choice"

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Large Hadron Collider team flicks switch on Xeon grid

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| "We found an old Irwindale from 2005 sitting in 
| a corner and we checked against that too," adds 
| the OpenLab CTO. "Moving up from then to now, 
| running Linux - Linux is our OS of choice - we 
| saw 4x performance increase from the cores, and 
| as much as 6x with the use of symmetric multi-
| threading."
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/04/lhc_xeon_endorsement/

Those LHC folks... working in 'mom's basement' on particle physics.

See? No real work is done on Linux. *rolls eyes*

They use KDE.


Recent:

World's biggest computing grid launched

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| The world’s largest computing grid is ready to tackle mankind’s biggest data
| challenge from the earth’s most powerful accelerator. Today, three weeks
| after the first particle beams were injected into the Large Hadron Collider
| (LHC), the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid combines the power of more than 140
| computer centers from 33 countries to analyze and manage more than 15 million
| gigabytes of LHC data every year.
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http://www.physorg.com/news142258066.html


The LHC is using KDE

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| I found some more interesting images:
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| http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-35141-3.html
| http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-35141-5.html
| http://img388.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ohptoftimemeasured13sepjy2.png (from
| slashdot.org)
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http://blog.scopeport.org/nix/lhc-kde/


Computer viruses in space!!

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| Maybe they should run Mac or Linux.  Then they would have nothing to worry
| about at all, right?
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http://blogs.computerworld.com/computer_viruses_in_space


NASA Uses Ubuntu

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| He and I walked back over behind the guy to look. I pointed out the little
| bit of the heron you could see at the bottom of the screen, and he said "yep,
| it's Hardy." Then he added, "look what else he's running." "What?" "Compiz.
| You can see the shadows on the panels."
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http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com/2008/07/nasa-uses-ubuntu.html


Fedora on the Final Frontier

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| There has been a long standing rumor regarding NASA running Fedora which all
| of us in the Fedora community have been always intrigued by. Is it true? What
| are they doing with it there? Why don't they run RHEL. Fortunately enough, a
| couple of weeks ago, I got to experience NASA behind the scenes, first hand,
| and hang out with the coolest members of the Fedora community, and find out
| the answer to these questions and lots more.
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http://jaboutboul.blogspot.com/2008/02/fedora-on-final-frontier.html


Large Hadron Collider - powered by Linux

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| The most powerful physics project in the history of the known universe - The
| $10 Billion Large Hadron Collider (LHC)- shot its first light speed beam this
| morning around its 27 km circuit. Beyond the 20 years it took to build and
| half of all the world's astrophysicists, it also takes another key ingredient
| to make LHC work -- Linux.
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http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner/2008/09/large-hadron-collider---powere.html


VMware Fusion Helps CERN Physicists Analyze Data From Coolest Place on Earth

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| VMware, Inc., (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from
| the desktop to the datacenter, today announced physicists at CERN, the
| European Organization for Nuclear Research and the world's leading laboratory
| for particle physics, use VMware Fusion to share Linux-based computer code
| via VMware virtual machines running on Apple hardware.
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http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080910005434&newsLang=en


Scientific Linux 5.2 Live CD Works in Persistent Mode

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| Compared with the previous version, Scientific Linux 5.2 Live CD/DVD works in
| persistent mode, which means that it will store/restore your settings if you
| run it from an USB flash drive. Also, this new feature will allow you to
| carry the USB stick with you, and boot from it whenever you need a stable and
| reliable operating system.
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http://news.softpedia.com/news/Scientific-Linux-5-2-Live-CD-Works-in-Persisten-Mode-91982.shtml
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