Subject: pkg/5275: GLUnix-1.0a package for netbsd
To: None <>
From: Charlie Root <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/09/1998 15:34:29
>Number:         5275
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       package for GLUnix-1.0a
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Apr  9 15:35:01 1998
>Originator:     Charlie Root
Tim Rightnour    -
>Release:        1.3<NetBSD-current source date>
System: NetBSD polaris 1.3 NetBSD 1.3 (POLARIS) #0: Thu Mar 26 13:17:18 MST 1998 root@polaris:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/POLARIS i386


A Global Layer Unix for NOW. (Network Of Workstations)

GLUnix allows you to cluster machines into a single paralell machine.  It 
has dynamic load sharing (programs will be run on the least loaded 
machine) and paralell execution, (the same program will be run on 2 or 
more nodes at once).  It also has a paralell make facility, which allows 
a group of nodes to do a build, rather than a single machine.  Right now 
it only uses gmake compatible make files.. I am working on a version for 
BSD style makefiles (so that kernels and worlds can be built in paralell)

This package has been tested on i386 and sparc.  If any modifications are 
needed to make it work with a different architecture, please pass those 
on to me, so I may have them rolled up into the next release of GLUnix.

Please communicate any changes made to this package to me.  If you have 
made a local hack, or something doesn't work right.. I would like to know 
about it.. I am in communication with the authors of this program, and 
they are planning on rolling in the NetBSD patches on thier next release.

BUGS: glustat prints false memory sizes.  The information reported in 
glustat is not actually used anywhere in the program.  I will send a 
patch to fix this when I have finished sorting it out. (


Attempt to do a paralell make across a group of machines.  Unless you can 
type really fast, it's not going to work..