Subject: multiprocessing - brainstorming?
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG, tech-ports@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christian Kuhtz <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/25/1996 17:25:25
Hi guys:

I was wondering if there's any interest in maybe spawning a  
seperate group to deal with the ideas, feelings, ramblings, vague  
thoughts etc of adding multiprocessing capabilities to NetBSD.

I for one am very interested in contributing my share to this and  
have a couple of ideas.  And it's getting to be the time of year  
again where these things may actually get done ;-).

This is obviously something *all*ports have to be involved with.   
And if we integrate this type of stuff across all layers, we may  
even make clusters of uniprocessor machines one giant box (wishful  
thinking, I guess, but who knows.. we got PVM and MPI in the  
cluebag), aside from the "usual" multiprocessing a la SMP.

Anybody else who thinks this is a good idea?


Christian Kuhtz <>, office:
Network/UNIX Specialist for Paranet, Inc.
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