As Michael Ellerman recommended, I went & voted for a Linux implementation of the EdGCM climate modeller, and to my great surprise Linux is head of the pack, 38.6% versus 31.4% for the next competitor. Then 17%, 11.8% and the change is 1.3%.
I wonder if these guys realise that doing a Linux version will essentially do them a version for anything Unixy showing an X display?
On top of this, with XMing kicking around, that will give them simple access to lots of educational desktops. Why install anything when a shell account on the department’s mini gives anybody access to EdGCM?
Anyway, they’d counted 153 votes when I checked. A few more hits from us won’t really go astray, will they?