SARA, Netherlands

SARA is one of the most advanced computing and networking centers in the Netherlands, offering High Performance Computing and -Networking (HPCN) and affiliated services, such as visualization, to the scientific community, educational institutes and industry.

At the department High Performance Computing we chose to use Debian for most of our Linux based systems. The main reason was the good implementation of tools (package management, simple creation of own packages) to do system installs and upgrades. The systems we maintain are: