2.7. Cons of openMosix

Table 2-2. Cons of openMosix

Kernel dependent.
Shared memory issues (an alpha release of DSM should be available as of late march 2003).
There are issues with Multiple Threads not gaining performance.
You won't gain performance when running one single process such as your web browser on an openMosix Cluster: the process won't spread itself over the cluster. Except of course your process will migrate to a more performant machine.