On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 08:46:56PM +0100, Paul Jakma mentioned:
> there's also mosix which apparently makes a bunch of linux computers
> act like one in terms of transparent process migration for load
> balancing. Could be fun "right... who's gone and started StarOffice!".
Ah, memories of using the old Linux network in DCU - the NFS/NIS server
was a machine in the lab, just like any other. Only it didn't have a
keyboard. Didn't stop people coming up to it, and power cycling it like
they would any other DOS box...isn't that right Noel ?
As soon as that happened, you would see about ten people stand up,
prarie-dog like, automatically translating "NFS: timeout" messages to "who
the smeg can't tell a linux prompt from a c:\> one ?"
> Now imagine one day someone actually implements such a thing for
> linux. The only difference between such a machine and a bunch of PCs
> would be the hardware memory access...
> just one more step of someone writing code to implement the NUMA stuff
> over, eg ethernet or UDP. And hey presto... distributed linux will be
Tasty. I'm waiting for the day when the distro installer asks "What's the
name of your trusted pool", so it's completely transparent...
When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command:
to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
-- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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