It is easy.
If your PC is idle,
You download VM from a file server, resume it on your PC (Linux/Win, both),
then back your VM suspending image to a file server.
But I think coLinux is not so suited for this purpose.
because, it runs on ring0.
if a VM you downloaded has virus or such, your PC gets virus.
I dont want to take such a risk. do you want?
Maybe a pair of UML/UMLWin32 is better.
What you mentioned is a kind of grid computing.
And another big issue for it is, what you use it for?
I think only market for such a technology is
scientific area, in short, number crunching.
You know any other usage?
>> how about this idea?
>Another idea, what about an openmosix or an openssi cluster based on
>several co-linux machines ?
>Our student laboratories use dual boot machine (linux/Win2k). It would be
>if we can build a "ghost machine" with several openssi-colinux aggreged with
>on which OS (linux/Win2k) the real computers are running ?
>Will it be possible in future ?
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Digital Infra, Inc." <okajima@...>
>Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 4:05 PM
>Subject: [coLinux-devel] VM everywhere
>> Yeah! finally, coLinux runs on Linux.
>> and if it comes supending function ( is planned to be in the near future),
>> They can share a same suspending image. good. good. good...
>> Then we can run same VM on many places, without shutting down.
>> It migrates lively. very cool, dont you?
>> - On the road, you run your VM on your Windows laptop.
>> - when you are home, you migrate your VM to your Linux box lively.
>> - when you go, you supend whole VM image to one USB stick.
>> you can attach it to KIOSK, net cafe,,,,.
>> everywhere you go, you can resume your VM.
>> if this comes, definition of "computer" for avarage people would be
>> they think USB stick is a computer, and PC is just a drive for it.
>> - if coLinux combine with XEN, you can run your VM on virtual hosting
>> if your mobile phone has a functionality like VNC, you can use your
>> from everywhere, without carrying a laptop PC.
>> how about this idea?
>> and one question:
>> is it possible to combile coLinux with XEN?
>> or is it possible to run coLinux more than ring0?
>> note: XEN is Cambridge University's research and similar to coLinux.
>> it runs multiple VMs on ring1. each VM is isolated completely.
>> --- Okajima.
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