Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Nov 2009 23:45 UTC
Oracle and SUN Yesterday (today if you're in the US), Sun released the latest version of its virtualisation solution, VirtualBox 3.1. Among speed improvements and other smaller features, the biggest news is that Virtualox 3.1 introduces something called teleportation: you can move running VMs between machines - servers or clients, different architectures, different host operating systems, it doesn't matter to VirtualBox. Coincidentally, this reminded me of an idea I once had about moving running applications between machines.
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RE: Nimble...
by TechGeek on Tue 1st Dec 2009 03:09 UTC in reply to "Nimble..."
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2006-01-14

There was software like this called Mosix. Is your project similar to what it did?

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RE[2]: Nimble...
by bryanv on Tue 1st Dec 2009 18:30 in reply to "RE: Nimble..."
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2005-08-26

Sort-of, except mine was written in java, would migrate java threads, and was platform independent and agnostic.

Yes, it could run platform specific applications, shell scripts, or native code through wrappers.

But the idea was that any machine in the corporate network that had a 1.5 JRE (could have been backported to 1.4...) would be a potential participant in the 'cluster'.

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RE[3]: Nimble...
by bryanv on Tue 1st Dec 2009 18:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Nimble..."
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2005-08-26

And yes, the cluster (like Mosix) was self-teaching and learning, meaning no staging of files binaries, etc. Everything would 'just work'.

It's awesome to see something like that actually work, having multiple systems contributing to the execution and success of a batch of threads that make up a 'job'.

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