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MOSIX can manage Linux clusters, multi-clusters and Clouds.

Main cluster features      
  • Provides a single-system image.
  • Automatic resource discovery.
  • Dynamic workload distribution.
  • Automatic load-balancing.
  • Direct communication between migrated processes.
  • Migrated (guest) processes run in a sandbox.
  • Supports live queuing and batch jobs.
  • Supports the 64-bit X86 architecture.
  • Automatic installation and configuration.
  • On-line monitors.
  • Can be combined with VCL.
  • Additional multi-cluster features      
  • Clusters can join or leave at any time.
  • Guest processes move out before disconnecting a cluster.
  • Clusters can be shared symmetrically or asymmetrically.
  • Supports different priorities to guest processes from remote clusters.
  • The latest distribution is for any number of nodes and with no expiration date. Further information is available in the User's and Administrator's Guides and Manuals, the White paper, wiki, Changelog, FAQ, Publications, Tutorial and Overview presentations and the campus cloud web page.

    Obtaining a Copy

    The following license applies to most parts of the MOSIX package, except the parts that are marked otherwise:

    Thank you for your interest in MOSIX.


    For All Linux Distributions

    The latest 64-bit distribution is MOSIX-3.4.0.12 for Kernel-3.14, see its changelog. Configuration and installation instructions are provided in the README and the User's and Administrator's guides. Other MOSIX-3 distributions can be found here.

    Older MOSIX-2 distributions for 32/64-bit can be found here.   A cluster monitoring package that works with MOSIX can be found here.


    RPMs for openSUSE

    The latest 64-bit distribution for openSUSE 12.2 consists of the kernel for MOSIX RPM and the corresponding MOSIX-utils RPM.

    Other RPMs for openSUSE, including MOSIX-2 RPMs for both 32/64-bit can be found here.

    To add the SUSE-MOSIX repository, run:   zypper ar http://www.mosix.cs.huji.ac.il/suse-mosix suse-mosix

    To install, run:   zypper install kernel-mosix mosix-utils


    Virtual Clusters on Linux and Windows

    The latest 64-bit distribution of a pre-installed virtual-disk image, based on VMware server, Debian 4.0 and MOSIX-2.32.0.1 (64-bit), can be used to create a MOSIX virtual cluster on Linux and/or Windows computers.

    Installation instructions are provided here. Older images can be found here.

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