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NASA ramps up weather research with supercomputer cluster

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| NASA's Center for Computational Sciences is nearly tripling the performance
| of a supercomputer it uses to simulate Earth's climate and weather, and our
| planet's relationship with the Sun.



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?


Malware infects space station laptops

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| Malware has managed to get off the planet and onto the International Space
| Station (ISS), NASA confirmed today. And it's not the first time that a worm
| or virus has stowed away on a trip into orbit.


NASA launches online historical image gallery

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| Internet Archive, founded in 1996 to create an Internet-based library, will
| manage and host NASA's new interactive image gallery on the cluster of 2,000
| Linux servers at its San Francisco headquarters, said John Hornstein,
| director of the NASA images project for the group. The non-profit currently
| runs 2 petabytes of storage, Hornstein said.


Goddard's open source site

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| NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has established a Web
| site for open-source projects that were developed by center personnel for
| mission needs. By releasing such code into open source, NASA hopes to speed
| development of the software, as well as raise awareness of NASA research.


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."


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. * *


NASA tests Linux for spacecraft control

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| On the software side, embedded Linux vendor Wind River says it was selected
| to "support the development of NASA's New Millennium Program Space Technology
| 8 (ST8) Dependable Multiprocessor." As part of its role in supporting the
| project, the company will supply its Platform for Network Equipment, Linux
| Edition (PNE-LE) for use on the DM system. * *


At NASA, Windows Vista Isn't Ready For Launch

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| Space agency among the growing list of federal agencies that
| have put a temporary hold on Windows Vista rollouts.


NASA tests Linux-based planetary surface exploration robots

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| A Linux-based NASA lunar rover is on maneuvers -- and Internet webcams
| -- this week in the Arizona desert near Meteor Crater.
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| The K-10 runs Red Hat Linux, which NASA says was chosen for its large
| user base and application compatibility. Additionally, NASA notes that,
| "Linux's flexibility and scalability enable us to easily add, remove,
| and extend devices with minimal difficulty."

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