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Linux Journal: Interview with the MAASK Team

Jan 07, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"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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