Computing takes on full slate of improvements for 2017
From Fermilab at Work, Feb. 20, 2017
What does running large particle accelerators have in common with hospital imaging scanners? The operating system for both requires high performance and stability.
Fermilab first developed Scientific Linux as an open-source operating system in 2004 to
fulfill exactly these demands, and it continues to release new versions.
GE Healthcare, a company that builds medical imaging equipment, found that it had the same needs when it came to operating systems. It now employs Scientific Linux as a foundation for its own, customized HELiOS, which stands for Healthcare Enterprise Linux Operating System.