August 22, 2002

IBM's $2.5B fab turns Hudson into silicon valley (with Linux)

From EETimes. "This is the first fab whose IT infrastructure is all Linux-based, controlled by
some 1,700 1-GHz microprocessors able to access some 600 terabytes of
data," said Perry Hartswick, project manager for factory integration solutions.
"Together with Cisco, we developed this IT manufacturing environment with
off-the-shelf parts." Hartswick said Linux was evaluated against a Windows-based system and
performed flawlessly for three months, whereas the Windows-based system
failed after six or seven days.
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