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Re: does Debian help detect gravitational waves?


On 2016-02-12 09:21, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> https://www.lsc-group.phys.uwm.edu/lscdatagrid/doc/reference-platform.html
> The Ganglia graph (top right corner of the page) appears to be generated
> on a Debian host using the official packages (it has ganglia-webfrontend
> in the URL)
> Drill down into the Ganglia reports and we can even see things like
> kernel package version
> http://silkspectre.cgca.uwm.edu/ganglia/?r=hour&cs=&ce=&m=os_release&s=by+name&c=NEMO&h=&host_regex=&max_graphs=0&tab=m&vn=&sh=1&z=small&hc=4
> os_release: 3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64

Please have a look at the article (BTW released under CC license):


The article itself has one thousand of authors from 133 different
institutes member of the LIGO and VIRGO cooperation. It is a result of
a huge amount of work by thousands of persons in the last 15 years to
design, build, improve, operate the instrument, but also to work on the
theory or simulation.

For sure Debian has been used somewhere, just like Slackware, MS-DOS,
HP-UX or any other system have helped at some moment. Just looking at
one random website from one small subpart of the whole project to
conclude about the Debian implication in the whole project just doesn't
make sense. It is just like deducing that pelican helps the Debian
project because it is used on the Debian blog.


Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B
aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

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