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Re: First Beowulf cluster. Some pointers?


On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, Terrence E. Brown wrote:

> So David, with Mosix, no code needs to be rewritten for the app to run?

  No code rewriten at all. 

In fact, you can use a Mosix on the same way as a Beowulf. You gain
performance due the migration process. Prof. Ammon Barak -Hebrew
University of Jerusalem- has a paper comparing the performance of 
the same application over PVM with a Mosix cluster and a non-Mosix

 You can use a Mosix if you have lots of little process -as a Makefile
with a huge concurrent number of compilations-. You also gain performance
due the migration process.

 You can abuse and write a paralell aplication only using the fork()
system call, but it is not necesary.



                David Santo Orcero

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