An Introduction to openMosix Clusters
Here is the answer to many a request for an overview plus clear step by step instructions for
acquiring, installing, and running openMosix.
The three article series by Daniel Robbins will give you a grasp of what openMosix does, how it works, how to install and test it, and then how to use it for a real application. Use the articles for an A to Z overview.
However, when you install our current releases, you must use their corresponding readme files for updated instructions.
Be sure to see the readme of both openMosix_kernel and openMosix_user releases for changes to the installation
Introduction to openMosix.
Installing and testing your cluster.
Putting your openMosix cluster to work on a real task.
A reminder: While the manual installation from source code covered in the
second article is very instructive, most new users will find an automated
installation to be quick and easy. Our RPMs have been reported to install
openMosix binaries with RedHat 7.x, SuSE and Mandrake 8.2. Debian GNU/Linux
has its own automated openMosix installation for binaries and Daniel Robbins'
Gentoo Linux has an automated installation from source code.
Want More Information? Then, continue here:
(see the readme(s) for both openMosix_kernel and openMosix_user releases)
A Quick Guide to the openMosix Site
If you are looking for Gentoo
A Special Thanks to Daniel Robbins and to Intel for granting permission to
use the openMosix series on the Intel®
Developer Services site. Daniel Robbins is the President/CEO of Gentoo Technologies, Inc. and the creator of Gentoo Linux.
This page: http://openmosix.sourceforge.net/introduction_to_openmosix.html
openMosix Project: http://www.openMosix.org
A Quick Guide to
the openMosix Site (really, just give me some fast start tips):
If you want a cluster with a minimum of ado, check the
Instant Clusters page where most users will find just the software
solution they need.
If you are experienced and want to build your own, then the
Section is for you. Here you can create your cluster from
Add-Ons pages will be useful to all. The
Mailing Lists are good to answer all questions, but keep in mind you
are asking each of the 1000+ List Members a question that may be in the
HowTo, so please check the published info first. We have provided special
searches on our
Search page to help you find what you need.
If you are a beginner determined to learn it all, then see the How
to Install from RPMs,
Newbies, and think seriously about using one of the
Instant Cluster Solutions.
If you are an experienced developer wanting to contribute your talents, then see
openMosix Roadmap (Plan), the
API, and the
Hacker's Guide. Then contact Moshe Bar via the Developer List.
Frequently Requested Add-Ons:
Check Pointing via CHeckPOinting linuX
GUI Monitoring and Control via openMosixview
Distributed Shared Memory via MigShm
Addition to the HowTo or FAQ? Add it to the
Wiki. See the special pages for
Migrates Well and