[K12OSN] [Ltsp-discuss] Novell and LTSP

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Fri May 7 20:30:42 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-05-07 at 15:07, Matt Ross wrote:
> That's a thought: a Cluster LTSP server... Need more power? Add a node 
> to the cluster. Could it work?

It could but not easily.  Openmosix could do it in theory but several
people on the list have mentioned problems trying to use it and
I'm not sure it knows how to share memory among instances of common
apps.  I think an interesting approach would be some sort of
service location protocol where an app server would advertise its
services, capacity, and load so when someone on a client clicks
a menu item or icon to start an application it would automatically
start on some machine already running that app with available
capacity if possible.  That introduces some new issues about user
authentication and preferences that could be handled through
LDAP or Novell's Directory Services.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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