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Re: n-hurd networking

From: Simon Law
Subject: Re: n-hurd networking
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 15:49:21 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 12:47:36PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Simon Law <sfllaw@uwaterloo.ca> writes:
> > On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 12:30:09PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > > I wasn't speaking of subhurds, but of collectives.  Perhaps I
> > > misunderstood the original question.  ("n-hurd" is not a normal term
> > > I'm familiar with.)
> > 
> >     Are you talking about clusters?  It seems that that is what
> > you're discussing, but I'm not sure.
> I'm not going to answer that, because explaining one buzzword with
> another rarely helps.
> A Hurd collective is a set of separate machines connected by something
> like ethernet, which want to present the appearance to users and the
> world of being a single Posix system.

        I see.  That is what the BSD people call a "Cluster of
Workstations" and I think Progeny wanted to do something of that ilk
with their Progeny NOW distribution.


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