[K12OSN] network design

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Tue Feb 8 15:33:47 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-02-08 at 08:26, Petre Scheie wrote:
> Note that the two most commonly used applications, OpenOffice.org and 
> Mozilla/Firefox, don't lend themselves to open-mosix clusters, the problem being 
> of the apps won't migrate from one node to another as needed.  There was some 
> discussion of this on the list about a year ago, so check the archives.  An 
> alternative way to spread the load over multiple servers would be to dedicate 
> each app to its own server, and have the LTSP server just provide the users' 
> desktops.

The tradeoff in using dedicated app servers is that you have to do some
custom work to set up the ssh keys and program launchers to use them and
in return you get efficient use of Linux shared memory when you run more
copies of the same app on one server - and you get more control over the
CPU use on each box. 

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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