Unix plebiscite by large corporations. IDC UK The study, conducted in early 1040 for years with companies including 441 large companies (with a turnover of over CHF 500 million), up Unix way ahead in the computer systems of large corporations. .
Indeed, 34% of managers of large companies have said Unix was the most important system on their premises and that turned the most important applications of the company.
The mainframe operating systems come in second position (26%), followed by Windows NT (18%). The latter, which has grown undeniable in 1998, is given little critical applications.
All markets, the firm said that sales of servers grew 13 % in value in 1998, with a soaring high-end models (about 40 %). According to IDC, Unix servers, which takes advantage of this growth, particularly for critical applications, keep a strong position in 1999.
However, the research firm considers that the opposition Unix / NT is currently a non-issue. Unix as well as NT are now considered strategic, but on different applications, says the study.
The records about SETI radio raw since last October from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico base which is the world’s largest radio telescope, installed in the crater of a volcano.
SETIhome experience is a scientific astronomy exploiting the great combined power of hundreds of thousands of computers connected via the Internet by volunteers in the research of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, aka SETI).
You can, you also participate by running a program on your computer screensaver to download and analyze data collected from the largest radio telescope in the world.
There is a small but captivating hope that one day your own computer detects the distant murmur of a civilization outside our planet Earth., It said on the website of SETI whose home page is translated into three dozen languages!.
More than 400,000 people have already registered to receive the software when it is ready. The SETI think the experience will generate the most significant computing power ever assembled with a capacity 100 times that of the most powerful supercomputer on the planet.