MOSIX for Alpha?
brua at paralline.com
Sun Aug 20 07:24:52 PDT 2000
Mel Jones wrote:
> Does anyone know of any MOSIX-esque software for alpha
Got money ? :
#Subject: Re: mosix on alphalinux
# Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 09:46:57 +0300
# From: "Prof. Amnon Barak" <amnon at cs.huji.ac.il>
# To: mosix-list at cs.huji.ac.il
#We evaluated the alphalinux port and know what needs to be done.
#We will start the project when/if we get funding to do it.
> We would like to explore dynamically re-configuring our cluster
> as some linear combination of beowulf / non-beowulf nodes
> depending on the current job mix. How are other people doing
batch queuing systems with a sequential job queue and a parallel job
queue ? Do I misunderstand the question ?
If you want to know wether your beowulf can be divided in separate
beowulf cluster through Mosix, the answer is yes : you only have to put
a different description in /etc/mosix.map and restart the mosix daemons.
You can also request a particular job to stay on a specific node,
disabling Mosix load balancing policy for this job.
> It may well be that
> MOSIX is an overkill for us I just want to use the stack as optimally
> as I can. We really can't afford for these machines to be idle.
At first sight, I would say a queing system (like PBS or others) would
suit your needs, since Mosix is not (yet) available on Alpha processors
Hope it helps,
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