[Beowulf] Re: What is best OS for GRID or clusters?

Andrew Piskorski atp at piskorski.com
Mon Sep 28 17:03:27 EDT 2009


On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 09:57:05AM -0700, Jeremy Baker wrote:
> EROS (Extremely Reliable Operating System)
> 
> > http://www.eros-os.org/eros.html

Is that a joke?  EROS and object-capability operating systems in
general are indeed interesting and potentially very useful, but what
does it have to do with Beowulf clusters?  I haven't heard of anyone
using any capability-secure OS whatsoever on a Beowulf cluster.  Any
counter-examples would be interesting.

Also, Jonathan Shapiro, the head of the EROS project, long ago
switched to its successor Coyotos and BitC projects, and then earlier
this year, left both Coyotos and academia entirely to work for
Microsoft on their Midori project:

  http://www.coyotos.org/pipermail/bitc-dev/2009-April/001784.html
  http://www.coyotos.org/pipermail/coyotos-dev/2009-April/001867.html
  http://www.coyotos.org/pipermail/coyotos-dev/2009-July/001872.html

I suppose CapROS (another EROS successor) might still be a live project:

  http://www.capros.org/

-- 
Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>
http://www.piskorski.com/
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