Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 10, 2006 06:02 PM
As far as I understood the article, PVM is anything but transparent: Programs need to be rewritten to take advantage of the parallelization.
In contrast, OpenMosix does not require any changes. Adding OpenMosix to a LTSP terminal server using LTSP is 100% fix costs. Once your terminals are cluster-enabled, that's it: The toughest part is building your own kernel.
On the other hand, not only residing in userland but being platform independent is a f**king great thing if you've got just a few heavy-duty tasks to be run such as rendering movies.