[Beowulf] Using VMWare and Beowulf to create one very large machine

Eric Thibodeau kyron at jrtad.com
Wed Apr 6 07:04:27 PDT 2005

Sounds like your project is much more OpenMosix-centric than 
Beowulf-centric. I suggest you look into OpenMosix instead.

On Wed, 6 Apr 2005, Jon Spriggs wrote:

> I wonder if anyone can help me, I've been playing with the idea of
> using Beowulf to create the "hardware" that VMWare (or something
> similar) will run on top of to have a very (or slightly - depending on
> the number of machines in play) fast machine with lots of RAM and Hard
> Disk Space, which can expand or contract depending on the number of
> workstations that are running.
> Does anyone know if this is possible? I'm prepared to do some leg-work
> to get it ready, but I'm also aware that my knowledge of Linux is
> usually just about enough to work out why my network card isn't
> working, and to sometimes be able to mount a USB device!
> So... any suggestions or comments?

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