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Re: [Xen-devel] xen, OpenMosix + pretty gui = virtual iron killer

The impression I got from a couple of questions to the speaker was that they supported DSM in the hypervisor, and that the Linux was not terribly aware.  OpenMosix + Xen could do much better I think.  Interesting synchronization questions to be worked out though.
           -- Orran

> Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 11:04:35 -0000
> To: "Denis Bohm" <denis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>    "Jerry Normandin" <jerryn@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] xen, OpenMosix + pretty gui = virtual iron killer
> From: "Jerry Normandin" <jerryn@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Your right Denis.  I checked thier website.  It's not a mozilla friendly
> website either, you can't get
> to all the links.  I believe we all can do a better job on the interface.
> From what I saw at Linux world the interface is broseer driven.  I was
> trying to get a chance to get to an xterm window so I can do ldd on the
> libraries and binaries but I didn't get a chance. they were too busy with
> the demo.  From what I saw it looked an aweful lot like Xen running on top
> of Open Mosix with
> a gui to glue it all together.  
> This motivated me enough to try to scrap some equipment together and put
> together a two node
> Open Mosix Cluster and load Xen up. Possibly start testing.  I don't have
> enough $$$ right now
> to get some Infiniband hardware, but I can complete some testing with the
> hardware I have.
> Denis Bohm <denis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> > I searched around a bit on the web, but couldn't find anything about
> > their GUI.  Anyone have any pointers to info on it?
> >
> > Jerry Normandin wrote:
> >
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>  I was at Linux World today and stopped by the Virtual Iron
> booth.  Could this
> >>be a copy of xen technology?   Virtual Iron appears to be a
> combination of xen
> >>and open mosix technology.  Has anyone tried running xen on an Open Mosix
> >>cluster?  With the new Infiniband hardware out I bet we could
> build an effecient
> >>cluster.  I can test with low end hardware for now, I don't have
> the $$$ to buy
> >>two dell poweredge 6600 series servers and some Infiniband
> equipment.  But I can
> >>build a 2 node AMD cluster with a gigibit interconnect for test.  
> >>
> >>
> >>  I kind of confronted the sales engineer at LinuxWorld and asked,"hey does
> >>this products' roots from Xen and OpenMosix?" The attendant got
> pretty angry and
> >>said "If Xen used Open Mosix to come up with a competing soultion they would
> >>sue!"  What a jerk! This  company has no clue what open source is about!
> >>I say, as a community, lets do it!  If we can get true virtualization on the
> >>hardware so we can be OS agnostic that would be even better.



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