Scientific Linux and EL8

Scientific Linux is driven by Fermilab’s scientific mission and focused
on the changing needs of experimental facilities.

Fermilab is looking ahead to DUNE[1] and other future international
collaborations. One part of this is unifying our computing platform with
collaborating labs and institutions.

Toward that end, we will deploy CentOS 8 in our scientific computing
environments rather than develop Scientific Linux 8. We will
collaborate with CERN and other labs to help make CentOS an even better
platform for high-energy physics computing.

Fermilab will continue to support Scientific Linux 6 and 7 through the
remainder of their respective lifecycles. Thank you to all who have
contributed to Scientific Linux and who continue to do so.

[1] For more information on DUNE please visit https://www.dunescience.org/

James Amundson
Head, Scientific Computing Division

Office of the CIO
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory