[rescue] Sprite OS trouble.

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Mon Feb 28 17:01:51 CST 2005

Mike Meredith wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 13:14:17 -0800, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>>Jochen Kunz wrote:
>>>[1] http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/Research/Projects/sprite/
>>>A mixed architecture, distributed single system image OS capable of
>>>process migration that presented the cluster to a user as a single,
>>>large multiprocessor machine. Pmake and LFS (Log-Structured File
>>>System) originate from Sprite.
>>Conceptually similar to Plan9...?
> I may be totally wrong, but I don't think so. From my recollection of
> the manual, whilst Plan9 was very network aware it didn't do clustering
> much less present multiple machines as single large machine. 
> (Of course I probably shouldn't use the past tense)

Well, I've nevr used it myself, but I have a friend who's been playing 
with it for some time, who explained it to me as installing on a 
heterogeneous network and just treating -- and presenting -- everything 
as one big pool of computing resources.  But I could have misunderstood.

  Phil Stracchino
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