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[News] US Air Force Chooses GNU/Linux for Computational Servers

  • Subject: [News] US Air Force Chooses GNU/Linux for Computational Servers
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 16:31:23 +0000
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US Air Force orders 2200 Sony PS3s

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| The US Air Force plans to buy a whopping 2200 
| PlayStation 3 games consoles which it will use 
| to expand an existing PS3-based supercomputer.
| [...]
| The entire set-up runs on an in-house developed 
| Linux-based OS.


U.S. Military building PS3 supercomputer

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| A recent InformationWeek article reveals that 
| Rome hosts the Air Force Research Laboratory's 
| information directorate, where the military is 
| conducting research on the possibilities of 
| supercomputing "to determine the best fit for 
| implementation of various applications" that 
| take advantage of networked PS3 Cell proessors 
| running Linux. 



[Hill Air Force Base Making] Order out of chaos

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| Hill is using Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 5, which has received Common
| Operating Environment certification from the Defense Information Systems
| Agency, meeting DISA requirements for interoperability, performance and
| standards. It also received certification through the Common Criteria
| Evaluation and Validation Scheme, a cooperative effort of the United States,
| Canada and Europe thatâs spearheaded by the National Institute of Standards
| and Technology. CCEVS is âsort of a Good Housekeeping Seal of approvalâ that
| a product is secure, Smith said.      
| Microsoft Windows just doesnât have a good reputation when it has to scale to
| an enterprise application that requires high levels of security, Smith said.  


A--Redhat Software License and Support


Air Force wants to reuse software components

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| The strategy, said Charles Riechers, the Air Force's principal
| deputy assistant secretary for acquisition, is to "encourage the
| use of open standards, open data interfaces and best-of-breed open
| source software solutions."

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