[Beowulf] small-footprint MS WIn "MinWin"
Peter St. John
peter.st.john at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 11:01:59 PDT 2007
I think the ratio of performance cost (for the VM) to performance capacity
(of the core hardware) is tending to zero over the long haul.
Recall the time when people said "distributed computing would be trivial if
you could boot unix on every node, ha ha"? It was a reductio ad absurdum.
OTOH what Moore Giveth, Gates Taketh Away. But maybe not entirely with the
On 10/22/07, Brian D. Ropers-Huilman <brian.ropers.huilman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/22/07, Robert G. Brown <rgb at phy.duke.edu> wrote:
> > This in turn moves their system closer to being a suitable host for VMs,
> > as I think the ideal towards which OS's are moving is the kernel as a VM
> > host, everything else as a VM guest on top of a device-independent
> > layer. At least I hope we are going there.
> Interesting comment for this particular list. While I'm all in favor
> of MS "seeing the light," so to speak, your comment on "... everything
> else as a VM guest on top of a device-independent layer. At least I
> hope we are going there." With everything so performance oriented in
> our world, I just find this comment surprising.
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