USENIX Technical Program - Abstract - USENIX Annual
Conference, Freenix Session - June 2000
MOSIX: How Linux Clusters Solve Real World Problems
Steve McClure and Richard Wheeler,EMC2 Corporation
As the complexity of software increases, the size of the software tends
to increase as well, which incurs longer compilation and build cycles.
In this paper, the authors present one example of how clusters of Linux
systems, using the MOSIX extensions for load monitoring and remote
execution, were used to eliminate a performance bottleneck and to reduce
the cost of building software. We present a discussion of our original
software development cluster, an analysis of the performance issues in
that cluster, and the development and modifications done to MOSIX and
Linux in order to produce a solution to our problem. We finish by
presenting future developments that will enhance our cluster.
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