FW: NORMA, Load-Balancing and Hurd-Cluster
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> 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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