[Beowulf] Using VMWare and Beowulf to create one very large machine

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Wed Apr 6 10:07:13 EDT 2005


On Wed, 2005-04-06 at 11:29 +0100, Jon Spriggs wrote:
> I wonder if anyone can help me, I've been playing with the idea of
> using Beowulf to create the "hardware" that VMWare (or something
> similar) will run on top of to have a very (or slightly - depending on
> the number of machines in play) fast machine with lots of RAM and Hard
> Disk Space, which can expand or contract depending on the number of
> workstations that are running.
A Beowulf cluster won't do that for you.

You could think of using a Mosix cluster with VMware
http://openmosix.org
Realise that Mosix works by migrating processes to other machines in a
cluster. It does not present the illusion of one machine with a large
amount of memory.


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