Beowulf & VMWare

Martin Silva msilva at prmarg.org
Thu Oct 31 08:44:39 EST 2002


Donald Becker wrote:

> On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Marquardt, Paul wrote:
>
> > The organization I work for has been toying with the idea of server
> > consolidation.
> >
> > One of the scenarios presented by the group was to build a Beowulf cluster
> > and use VMWare GSX Server to partition it.
>
> Paul, I hope you read the list -- my direct email to you @okdhs.org failed.
>
> > This solution seems to offer endless ideas of distributed processing and the
> > ability to run multiple operating systems on a large clustered platform.
>
> We've done that to a limited extent. The VM license was the main
> limit, and we didn't have a customer requirement spend more time on it.
>

There is a free implementation of a virtual machine similar to VMWare:
plex86. Its has a LGPL license.
Take a look at this website

http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/plex86

Hope this helps
Martín Silva


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