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Re: A niche for the Hurd

From: Benoit FREMON
Subject: Re: A niche for the Hurd
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:26:36 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Arne Babenhauserheide (arne_bab@web.de) wrote:
> Am Mittwoch 29 Oktober 2008 10:51:15 schrieb Benoit FREMON:
> > How is this different from what marketing people call "Cloud Computing" ?
> > Perhaps using the Hurd this way gives you more control, but I don't see
> > much difference here...
> Asking the question the other way round: Is could computing a niche the Hurd 
> could fit in? 

I don't see why the Hurd (or subhurds) couldn't be used as a platform for cloud 
computing. But as this buzzword spread like fire on the internet, and cloud 
is more and more used (even MS is aware of the trend, and acting:
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/10/27/220208&from=rss), I don't think 
it's a 
niche anymore. 

But zhengda GSOC work is definitely a step towards this approach for the hurd. 
I don't know if actually a subhurd is able to migrate from one host to 

Disclaimer: I'm not a hurd expert (I only played with it in Qemu, and I have 
been following hurd-related mailing lists for quite some time...) 


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