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FW: NORMA, Load-Balancing and Hurd-Cluster

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  • Chen Shapira
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 11, 2000
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Farid Hajji [mailto:farid.hajji@...]
      > Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 3:18 AM
      > To: help-hurd@...
      > Subject: NORMA, Load-Balancing and Hurd-Cluster
      >
      >
      > I'm wondering wether someone is working on mechanisms that would help
      > build a HURD cluster, that supports network memory and load balancing.
      > The kind of functionality I have in mind is somewhat similar
      > to Tanenbaum's
      > Amoeba System.
      >
      > Mach has some unique features that were already used in
      > research of load
      > balancing and if they were enabled/enhanced in gnumach, some
      > nice translators
      > could be added to the Hurd, like a node scheduler for a task,
      > which may
      > always choose the less busy node, probably even migrating an already
      > running task to another host etc... Another application of
      > those features
      > may be redundancy algorithms, that have the same tasks
      > running on many nodes,
      > checkpointing them, so that even if one(some) node crashed,
      > the task would
      > still continue running on other nodes.
      >
      > The Hurd seems naturally suited to research in distributed computing,
      > since the main mechanisms can be implemented in user-space.
      >
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