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How this is accomplished
By a software layer that allows applications to run in
remote computers as if they run locally.
Users can run their regular sequential and parallel applications
as if they use one computer (node), while MOSIX automatically
(and transparently) seek resources and migrate processes among
nodes to improve the overall performance.
This is accomplished by on-line algorithms that monitor the state
of the system-wide resources and the running processes, then,
whenever appropriate, initiate process migration to:
Balance the load;
Move processes from slower to faster nodes;
Move processes from nodes that run out of free memory;
Preserve long-running guest processes when clusters are
about to be disconnected from the multi-cluster.