[Beowulf] Re: MOSIX2

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Tue Sep 30 11:13:39 EDT 2008


I agree tony that paying for such crap is not very good idea.

You might want to move to open-ssi in this case; the project is alive  
and there is in theory work getting
performed on support for cards over infiniband as well.

Most importantly is that you are gonna get more replies.

Additionally the manner open-ssi implements shared memory is very  
transparant; in principle on each write it migrates a page
to the node writing.

Maybe the only big lack of open-ssi is its limited support so far for  
highend network cards.

Vincent

On Sep 30, 2008, at 11:14 AM, Tony Travis wrote:

> Keith Hacke wrote:
>> Dr Travis
>>  Below is a recent question you posted concerning usage of  
>> MOSIX2.  I am also considering MOSIX2 for a test cluster of 64  
>> nodes.  I was not able to find any responses to your question and  
>> wondered if you received any communications on MOSIX2 or if you  
>> have more information on your decision.
>
> Hello, Keith.
>
> No, you are the only person to respond about MOSIX2 so far!
>
> I've got to admit that although I'm very happy with my experience  
> of openMosix I can't continue using it without the support of the  
> rest of the openMosix community.
>
> So far, I've been in touch with Amnon Barak (amnon at cs.huji.ac.il)  
> who put me in contact with his MOSIX2 developer Amnon Shiloh  
> u3557 at miso.sublimeip.com) of Shiloh Distributed Solutions Pty/Ltd.:
>
> 	http://www.mosix.com.au/
>
> He confirmed that MOSIX2 is 'free' for academic use, but even so I  
> would have to pay them $1,000 per year to obtain 'updates' and run  
> the current version. I don't rule this out, but I'm not entirely  
> happy about it.
>
> Please let me know about other people you know who might be  
> interested in using MOSIX2. I've cc'ed this email to the Beowulf  
> list in case there are other people on the list using or interested  
> in trying out MOSIX2.
>
> Thanks for getting in touch,
>
> 	Tony.
> -- 
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