Moshe Bar, openMosix founder and project leader, has announced plans to end the openMosix Project effective March 1, 2008.
The increasing power and availability of low cost multi-core processors is rapidly making single-system image (SSI) Clustering less of a factor in computing. The direction of computing is clear and key developers are moving into newer virtualization approaches and other projects.
openMosix has been a very successful project with tens of thousands of installations. Another measure of this success is found in the many projects that have incorporated openMosix into their own products.
openMosix’ Auto-Discovery innovation paved the way for the Instant SSI Clusters that soon exploded the number of cluster installations. Instant Clusters made installation and setup automatic for the non-computer specialist and for the first time brought significant computing power to many researchers worldwide.
openMosix also broke new ground in Operating Systems theory including important lessons learned in Distributed Shared Memory and other challenging areas. Many individuals have learned Linux kernel development through openMosix which has been used in computing curriculum, laboratories, and research.
openMosix source will remain on SourceForge indefinitely, frozen as of March 1st, 2008. The openMosix website will remain open until March 1st, 2008 and the openMosix-Devel List will close as of December 1, 2007.
Moshe Bar stated that, “I wish to thank all the users and developers who enthusiastically supported openMosix and made the project such a success.”
Project website is http://www.openmosix.org/