[TUHS] UNIX on S/370

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Wed Nov 22 00:59:20 AEST 2017


On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 08:51:30AM -0500, Clem Cole wrote:
> FYI:  the follow on to it, TNC (Transparent Network Computing); corrected
> both of those issues.  TNC becme the OS for Intel Paragon which scaled to
> 4096 nodes.   Locus moved the technology into 18 different components and
> made them available separately.   They were all eventually made open
> source.  The TNC file system became DEC's TruCluster FS, a project which I
> lead and brought me to DEC.   I had also lead a group in Boston that had
> put TNC into HP-UX with full process migration before we did the work for
> DEC actually, but HP cancelled the project before it ever shipped.  Bruce
> and the west coast Locus folks put most of TNC into Linux a few years ago
> before he retired and as I say, succeeded to release it as open source -- I
> can dig up a URL for that project, if folks are interested.  I had it
> running on a small 8 node cluster about 8-10 years ago; it was very cool;
> but was using a older version of the RH and a 2.4 Linux kernel around the
> time Linux went to the the 2.6 kernel.

I would be very very interested in seeing that.


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