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MOSIX is a software package that enhance the Linux kernel with cluster computing capabilities. The resulting kernel allows any size cluster of X86/Pentium based workstations and servers to work cooperatively as if part of a single system. The core of MOSIX are adaptive (on-line) load-balancing and memory ushering algorithms that respond to variations in the use of the cluster resources in order to maximize the overall performance. These algorithms use preemptive process migration to assign and reassign the processes among the nodes, to take advantage of the best available resources, just like in an SMP. The MOSIX algorithms are geared for maximal performance, overhead-free scalability and ease-of-use.

Current Version:   0.97.10

License Type:   GPL

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