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Re: [Qemu-devel] SMP

From: Joseph Stewart
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] SMP
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 16:35:34 -0400

I say this half-joking and half-serious, but how about a qemu
emulation for the Transputer core?...
(http://www.embedded.com.au/reference/transputers.html and

Seriously, I don't know enough about the internal structure of QEMU to
know if this is even a reasonable or desirable feature. And then
there's the issue of learning OCCAM.


On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 15:10:50 -0500, Joe Batt <address@hidden> wrote:
> I realize that this may be pushing the future a bit, I just wanted to
> start the discussion.
> What challenges do we (or does Fabrice) face
> - creating an qemu SMP guest?
> - multithreading qemu to utilize a SMP host?
> - integrating with something like mosix so you could build a virtual 50
> CPU box in a lab across 50 real machines (or a 250 CPU box on 50
> machines to avoid waiting on IO)
> - how would numa figure into this (I'm completely ignorant of what a
> numa machine looks like)
> I am very interested in single image clusters (as a spectator), but what
> I've seen so far is coupling machines at a level that seems to high and
> complex to me.  It seems silly that each machine has to have a full OS
> installed and configured just right.  Building a big single image
> machine on linked VMs would allow us to run qemu on a stripped down OS
> (just drivers and basic services) or a heterogeneous network (even a mix
> of linux kernels would beat mosix).
> Thanks for any consideration.
> Joe
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