Thanks you everyone!
I was previously receiving the list in digest form (good for lurking, bad for
interaction). I checked the archives and saw some similar queries and
discussions just a few days before I joined, last month...
I appreciate the prompt replies and guidance. I will share anything
significant I come up with.
As for a few things I saw in previous threads:
We use CentOS at the US Air Force Academy specifically on the ResearchNet, the
HPC network for the Aeronautics Department, supporting real world (wind tunnel
and fluid tunnel) and computer based modeling and simulation, and for
connecting out to the bigger HPC.MIL
labs and networks. Physics (Meteorology)
and Astrophysics also use our systems and network and systems.
The justification for CentOS over RHEL is simply funding. We have firm *NIX
requirements and no budget for licensing. We used to have a variety of UNIX
flavors and variants, but we are going through accreditation for ATO so
"approved software only" is the driver. CentOS, with its upstream provider of
RHEL, is more likely to get a waiver approval than any of the
non-NIAP/CC/approved operating systems.
Jeffrey D. Pettorino, GCIH, CISSP
High Performance Computing Research Center
United States Air Force Academy
The use of the Unix philosophy just for UNIX was a great waste.
Fortunately, Linux came along.
- Bellevue Linux User Group member, 2005