'distributed' vs 'clusterable'

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sat Apr 9 12:03:57 PDT 2005

:First, congratulations on 1.2 - I look forward to playing with it.
:The second this is in the release notes, it is stated that, "... for our
:ultimate goal of creating a clusterable OS.".
:In this context, is 'clusterable' the same as 'distributed' OS?  I read
:them differently, i.e., clusterable doesn't exactly imply a single
:system image.  Forgive me if there has been a refining of goals, but I
:was just curious.  Thanks!

    The goal is SSI, or at least SSI from the point of view of userland.
    The kernel images would not necessarily have to be exactly the same
    but I won't know what all the issues are going to be until I actually
    get far enough along in the process migration and cache coherency
    protocols for them to become more apparent.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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