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Old 12-22-2003, 02:07 AM   #1
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LInux+mosix+nas+duel procs will it work?

well I'm looking into building my next computer and linux caught my eye because with my windows system I have to do what I call major maintanence (reinstall OS, Reinstall Drivers, except that what once work will just not work again with out doing a reinstall of OS) every 2 to 3 months. well so what I need is stabilty. Many times I am away from home for more then a few months and my wife being computer illiterate needs something that will browse the web, send email, and organize photos . (I know how cliche). So Idea time. (1) I go with a linux distro that uses mosix, to cluster 3 PC's together can any one in the cluster assess the NAS in raid 0+1 structure I have attached. (2) will wine or win4lin run faster on the cluster and programs running in wine will they run faster, maybe enought to counter the degridation in performance as reported by certain benchmarks. (3) will there be any gain (if I could do it) to make the 3 computers duel pocs each. I have AMD's floating around that I would like to use. obviuosly the need for wine is so many of the windows programs my wife uses can still be there and well yes so I can play my games but I want my games to play as good as they do now or better on this new computer: currently I have a AMDxp 2200 2GB DDR RAM 333 Frontside bus and memory. ATI 9600 All in wonder card. I want to use this box in the cluster. thnx for any suggestions or maybe miss understandings i'm having about things. thnx. and I want to use the cluster as kind of like a file server like a digital library holding all the movies an music my family might want displayed on tv or played in the kitchen. thnx again.

Just to add I learned about mosix and tht it handles parallel code but(4) what if 2 non parallel programs are started will the processes of one program migrate to another node. thnx

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