Toward Descriptive Performance Model for OpenMosix Cluster

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 6)


Computer cluster adoption has been slow because of the lack of single system image based cluster. OpenMosix is one instance of a successful SSI cluster. To date, there is no standard performance measurement metrics suitable for OpenMosix. A standard descriptive performance model benchmark allows developer and user to measure and compare performance of different SSI cluster design. The aim of this part of research is to study the effect of the number of nodes on some performance metrics by considering a particular network configuration.


OpenMosix MOSIX Single System Image (SSI) Performance Modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer & Communication Systems EngineeringUniversity Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Aerospace EngineeringUniversity Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia

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