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Submission + - Aussie Defence builds $1.7m Linux flight simulator (

scrubl writes: The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has revealed its latest flight simulator runs on Suse Linux-based clusters of Opteron servers and uses an open source graphics platform. The Defence Science and Technology Organisation's (DSTO) Air Operations Simulation Centre in Melbourne creates virtual words that allow pilots to experience real-world combat situations without leaving the ground. The visuals software was written in OpenGL, using commercial and open source scene graph engines and making "heavy use of OpenGL Shader Language programs".
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Aussie Defence builds $1.7m Linux flight simulator

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What this country needs is a good five cent ANYTHING!