Building high-performance clusters with OpenSSI

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The OpenSSI framework rearranges processes for easy and transparent clustering.

A Single System Image (SSI) cluster is a collection of separate computers that appear as a single multi-processor system. SSI clustering platforms are typically implemented at the kernel level. In SSI high-performance clusters, the program does not even have to know it is running in a cluster. The only requirement is that the program spawn multiple processes. These processes then pass transparently among the computers in the cluster.

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