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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/9] Popcorn Linux Distributed Thread Execution
On Wed 2020-04-29 15:32:47, Javier Malave wrote:
> This patch set adds the Popcorn Distributed Thread Execution support
> to the kernel. It is based off of Linux 5.2 commit 72a20ce. We are
> looking for feedback on design and implementation from the community.

You may want to cc linux-api mailing list...?

> Popcorn Linux is a Linux kernel-based software stack that enables
> applications to execute, with a shared code base, on distributed hosts.
> Popcorn allows applications to start execution on a particular host and
> migrate, at run-time, to a remote host. Multi-threaded applications may
> migrate any particular thread to any remote host.

Sounds like a lot of fun.

> Popcorn Linux implements a software-based distributed shared memory
> by extending Linux's virtual memory subsystem and it enables processes
> on different machines to observe a common and coherent virtual address
> space. Coherency of virtual memory pages of different hosts is ensured
> using a reader-replicate/writer-invalidate, page-level consistency protocol.

Sounds interesting. I guess this needs very, very fast network. Do you have some performance numbers
somewhere?

Best regards,
Pavel
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