Global Shared Memory and SCI/Dolphin

Ferdinand Mahr fmahr at gmx.de
Wed Jul 16 10:13:44 EDT 2003


Joachim Worringen wrote:
> Other, non SCI approaches like MOSIX and the various DSM/SVM libraries also
> offer you some sort of global shared memory - but most do only use TCP/IP for
> communication.

Unfortunately, MOSIX (so far) does not offer global shared memory. The
node with the largest installed RAM is the restriction, since MOSIX
cannot use the memory of more than one node for one process.
The MOSIX team seems to work on DSM, but there are no official results
so far.

Regards,
Ferdinand
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