[Beowulf] Re: MOSIX2

Marian Marinov mm at yuhu.biz
Tue Sep 30 19:12:00 EDT 2008


There are a few developers that continue to work on openMosix and to port it 
to 2.6 kernels.

They forked a project called LinuxPMI - Linux Process Migration Infrastructure

  http://linuxpmi.org

Currently the site is unavailable but there was one Russion guy who commented 
big parts of the openMosix code he started workin on that in the begining of 
February this year and in May he and a few other developers forked LinuxPMI 
from openMosix.

I had a working 2.6 kernel with openMosix functionality in Jul but I never had 
the chance to test its process migration capabilities as the nodes from my 
home cluster died :(

Marian

On Tuesday 30 September 2008 12:14:11 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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