This version is an update for the kernel 2.4.4 and some bugs
have been squished.
Mosix is an software package to create Linux Clusters in
From the Mosix homepage:
MOSIX is a software package that enhance the Linux kernel with
cluster computing capabilities. The enhanced kernel allows any size
cluster of X86/Pentium based workstations and servers to work
cooperatively as if part of a single system.
To run in a MOSIX cluster, there is no need to modify
applications or to link with any library, or even to assign
processes to different nodes. MOSIX does it automatically, like an
execution in an SMP - just "fork and forget". For example, you can
create many processes in your (login) node and let MOSIX assign
these processes to other nodes. If you type "ps", then you will see
all your processes, as if they run in your node.
The core of MOSIX are adaptive resource management algorithms
that monitor and respond (on-line) to uneven work distribution
among the nodes in order to improve the overall performance of all
the processes. These algorithms use preemptive process migration to
assign and reassign the processes among the nodes, to continuously
take advantage of the best available resources. The MOSIX
algorithms are geared for maximal performance, overhead-free
scalability and ease-of-use.
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