[Beowulf] HPC fault tolerance using virtualization

Alex Chekholko chekh at pcbi.upenn.edu
Mon Jun 15 17:47:44 EDT 2009


On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:58:58 +0100
John Hearns <hearnsj at googlemail.com> wrote:

> 2009/6/15 Michael Di Domenico <mdidomenico4 at gmail.com>:
> >
> >
> > Course having said all that, if you've been watching the linux-kernel
> > mailing list you've probably noticed the Xen/Kvm/Linux HV argument
> > that took place last week.  Makes me a little afraid to push any Linux
> > HV solution into to production, but it's a fun experiment none the
> > less...
> 
> Could you please give us a summary? Really would be appreciated - I
> don't follow those lists that closely.
> I spent the last week in a small room with lots of racks, cables and
> blinking lights!
> 

I think this story from June 3 is related:
http://lwn.net/Articles/335812/

The domU part of Xen is in the Linux kernel, but the dom0 and
hypervisor parts of Xen are not part of the mainline kernel, so there
are some extra hassles in running them.

-- 
Alex Chekholko <chekh at pcbi.upenn.edu>

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