Scientific Linux (SL), which is a re-packaging of Red Hat Enterprise Linux geared toward scientific users, has released SL 6.0
. "SL is a Linux release put together by Fermilab, CERN, and various other labs and universities around the world. Its primary purpose is to reduce duplicated effort of the labs, and to have a common install base for the various experimenters.
" A brief look at SL 6.0
is available at the Symmetry magazine breaking news site (which is, in turn, pulled from the Fermilab Today site
). From that article: "For more than 12 years, Fermilab has supplied thousands of individuals in the scientific community with the operating system that forms the foundation for their exploration of the universe's secrets. The Linux operating system produced at Fermilab enabled the laboratory, and other high-energy physics institutions to build large physics data analysis clusters using affordable, commercially available computers.
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