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Re: [K12OSN] Re: [Ltsp-discuss] New LTSP + openMosix How-To


It is possible to configure openmosix to only run on the servers. Through the dhcpd.conf file it is also possible to configure certain clients to boot an openmosix kernel. Add another network card to the server and have that subnet boot openmsoix clients. AKA diskless servers on a seperate network. This will take care of bandwidth issues.


David Trask wrote:

Ok...what about this?  Is it possible to restrict the cluster to servers
only?  That way you don't transmit the Xserver stuff over the network to
and from the clients thus possibly messing with bandwidth.  Can we simply
build a server cluster that balnces among itself...leaving the client
processors out of it?

k12osn redhat com writes:

If your single server is running out of capacity, one way to expand is
to add additional servers and build an openMosix cluster. For
example, if you work in an organisation that is throwing away PIII 600MHz
PCs with 256Mb RAM because they are 'too slow' for Windows XP, then you
can grab them from the rubbish bin and build them into a cluster.

The advantages of openMosix are said to be you can add and remove
servers from the cluster without interrupting service to users; the
cluster load balances automatically; ... there may be more. I have no
personal experience of the technology; maybe others can help?


David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us

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