Hardware for EROS?
David L. Nicol
Tue, 11 Apr 2000 20:57:28 +0000
Kragen Sitaker wrote:
> By the way, I'm interested to hear about your distributed-computing
> scenarios that require stable commitment.
I've been thinking about PC clustering using university lab machines;
a risk, of course, is that a lab machine will have its power cycled
without proper guest process expulsion procedures (mosix load balnacing)
The solution I plan on implementing, after gathering sufficent round
tuits, may involve duplicating "farmed out" work, or at least keeping
a back-up of the remote process image in synchronization with updates
to its dirty file system pages, possibly only during "danger" hours
when the labs may have people in them.
This makes for a large-grained solution, to catastrophic node failure,
which is a large-grained problem.
It may be easier to just extend the cluster into the labs during
hours when they are empty.
I too am interested to hear about Mark Miller's distributed-computing
scenarios that require stable commitment. I wonder what granularity
he is working at.
David Nicol 816.235.1187 email@example.com
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