Compile farm?

Rayson Ho raysonlogin at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 2 16:03:58 EST 2001


IMO, either Mosix or a batch system can do the job.

However, Mosix requires patching/recompiling the kernel. And the recent
changes in the VM makes running a non-standard kernel troublesome.

For the case of a batch system, the system admin only needs to install
the package, no recompiling of the kernel. And the user can even submit
jobs from their workstations. The jobs are queued until there are
resources for them to run.

Rayson


> It is not obvious that a batch system is the best answer to this 
> particular problem.
> 
> Mosix (www.mosix.org) may be more appropriate for providing a single
> system image.
> 
> From the point of view of efficient use of resources, a batch is 
> probably important.


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