The openMosix system is a Linux kernel extension for single-image clustering. It extends the outstanding MOSIX project, but is instead licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
There are many varieties of clusters, and a single-image cluster has multiple copies of a single operating system kernel.
Yes. It is at www.openMosix.org. The SourceForge project page is at http://openmosix.sf.net/
Yes. There are three:
For general discussion, use mailto:email@example.com, whose general information page is at http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/openmosix-general
For developers, use mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, whose general information page is at http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/openmosix-devel
Italian Language openMosix Mailing List hosted by Democritos (the INFM National Simulation Center in Trieste)
Yes. The openMosix effort already has more than 10 contributors. Unlike the Linux kernel maintenance system, Moshe Bar appoints official maintainers and then gives these maintainers the commit bit to the openMosix CVS source tree, similarly to FreeBSD.
Right now we are looking for more experienced kernel hackers to work on new features like checkpoint/restart.
Write to email@example.com if you would like to become an openMosix developer.
All MOSIX code is copyright by Professor Amnon Barak of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. All openMosix code is copyright by Moshe Bar, Tel Aviv. The openMosix system does not contain any non-GPL (i.e. MOSIX) code.
Originally, openMosix was a fork of MOSIX, but it has evolved into an advanced clustering platform. The openMosix system no longer contains any non-GPL (i.e. MOSIX) code.
Compared to MOSIX, a number of features were added:
|A port to the UML (User-mode Linux) architecture|
|New and cleaner migration code|
|A better load balancer|
|Much reduced kernel latencies|
|Support for Dolphin and IA64|
|A greatly simplified installation processes that uses RPM packaging|
|A wealth of documentation|