Table 2-1. Pros of openMosix
|No extra packages are required.
|No code changes to your application are required.
|Simple to install/configure.
|On a Red-Hat based system/distro, installing openMosix is as simple as typing: # rpm -Uvh openMosix*.rpm
|DSM is being released soon (late march 2003).
|Port to IA-64 as well as AMD-64 is underway.
|It is a clustering platform with more than 10 products based on it: openMosixView, openMosixWebView, openMosixApplet, RxLinux, PlumpOS, K12LTSP, LTSP and many others.
|openMosix is a product developed by the users themselves so it's more close to the user by definition.
|Node autodiscovery/fail-over daemon already implemented in the user land tools via multicast messaging.
|Aliases for hosts with multiple interfaces.
|Basic routing available (in the rare case where true multicast routing is undesirable).
|Cluster Mask allows to specify to which nodes a given process can migrate.