neteler at itc.it
Wed Jan 19 07:34:27 EST 2005
On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 01:25:03PM -0800, David Piasecki wrote:
> I have a cluster of Mac XServe computers available to me for image
> processing, and I would like to take advantage of this resource. I was
> going to write my own software to split up tasks on different machines,
> but doing a search on parallel processing for GRASS, I came across
> openMOSIX for Linux. Before I attempt to install YellowDogLinux on my
> XServes, I wanted to see what other people had to say about using GRASS
> and openMOSIX. Is it really as easy as they say it is to set up? What
> kind of speed improvements have been observed?
here at ITC-irst we have made some experiments with GRASS on openMosix.
As we were doing image classification with i.smap on hundreds of images,
we could distribute these jobs across the openMosix nodes. Worked with
some tricks (AFS file system was needed etc).
You can find a bit in our Bangkok 2004 paper:
Markus Neteler <neteler itc it> http://mpa.itc.it
ITC-irst - Centro per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica
MPBA - Predictive Models for Biol. & Environ. Data Analysis
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