Linux Journal: Interview with the MAASK Team

“Several barriers exist in the world of clustering, and they
need clever solutions. One of them concerns expanding memory
allocation throughout the nodes of a cluster, also called
distributed shared memory (DSM). Using this method, any process
that uses memory sharing for interprocess communications (IPC) no
longer is limited and is free to roam (read: migrate). Such a
solution, MigShm, now exists in openMosix.

“MigShm was created by five female college students from India.
MAASK stands for Maya, Anu, Asmita, Snehal and Krushna, the five
authors. They created it as final project at Cummins College of
Engineering, University of Pune. MigShm quickly drew responses from
people in the openMosix community and showed a bright future.
Although Dr Moshe Bar still considers MigShm to be a separate
add-on, he would like MigShm to develop to a more mature level.
Sometime in the future, MigShm most likely will be fully merged
with openMosix to extend openMosix’s features. Now, let’s hear
MAASK speak about its projects and ideas…”


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