[K12OSN] Re: Openmosix & LTSP

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Mon Apr 23 18:47:34 UTC 2007

Sean Harbour wrote:

> There's another scenario that would effectively give most of the advantages of Openmosix, with
> out the random shutoff penalties.
> Configure the thicker thin clients as app servers, and limit connections to them from localhost only.
> They could serve some of the bigger apps such as OO and Gimp via an NFS share from the main server.
> The icon on the desktop would link to the local app server running on the local workstation.

What would be even nicer would be if the application launcher could 
decide at runtime where to run the application based on a loadbalancer 
app running on the client.  This app could monitor resources advertised 
on other servers and compare them to its own free resources.  It could 
even be made clever enough to prefer to run many copies of the same app 
on the same server to maximize shared memory benefits and to run 
multimedia apps locally to have direct video/audio access.

You'd get most of the advantages of mosix without the complications 
needed to be able to migrate processes.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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