[lug] Ars Technica: Navy's Newest Warship...

Robert Racansky robert.racansky at gmail.com
Sat Oct 19 10:32:05 MDT 2013


The Navy’s Newest Warship Is Powered By Linux

The USS Zumwalt will be a floating data center—armed with missiles and
robot guns.
by Sean Gallagher - Oct 18 2013, 9:08am MDT

When the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) puts to sea later this year, it will
be different from any other ship in the Navy's fleet in many ways. The
$3.5 billon ship is designed for stealth, survivability, and
firepower, and it's packed with advanced technology. And at the heart
of its operations is a virtual data center powered by off-the-shelf
server hardware, various flavors of Linux, and over 6 million lines of
software code.
Perhaps it's appropriate that the first commanding officer of the
Zumwalt will be Captain James Kirk (yes, that's actually his name).

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