LISA '07 – Abstract
Pp. 253–260 of the Proceedings
Moobi: A Thin Server Management System Using BitTorrent
Chris McEniry, Sony Computer Entertainment America
We describe a tool that provides a method for running dataless
caching clients - a hybrid combination of imaging systems with
traditional diskless nodes. Unlike imaging systems, it is a single
boot to get to a running system; unlike diskless systems, it is more
robust and scalable as it does not continuously depend on central
The tool, Moobi, uses the peer-to-peer protocol bittorrent to
provide efficient distribution of the image cache, and combines
standard diskless tools to provide the basis for the running system.
Moobi makes it possible to run large installations of "thin server"
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