Grid computing under FreeBSD using jails ... ?

Sam Fourman Jr. sfourman at
Thu Jul 2 21:42:47 UTC 2009

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 6:36 AM, Norberto Meijome<freebsd at> wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Sep 2008 20:27:10 -0500
> "Sam Fourman Jr." <sfourman at> wrote:
>> I am also interested in using FreeBSD as the host in some  grid/cloud solution
>> I am open to any Ideas anyone has.
> Hey Sam,
> do you have any particular grid/cloud/clustering solution in mind? I think
> that Sun's grid engine works in FBSD (it is present in ports)...
> /usr/ports
> $ make search info=grid\ engine
> There was a similar,but short discussion in this list around August 11th 2008,
> Subject 'cluster filesystem', mentioning things like hadoop + gluster on BSD.

I know this thread has been dormant for quite some time, but I want to see if
anyone has any ideas how how we could do cloud hosting using FreeBSD
as the host system.
A better way to put it is a FreeBSD Based Amazon EC2.

basically a bunch of FreeBSD servers, that are in a cluster, and could
host a bunch of
Xen Domu's . I am aware that FreeBSD does not yet have Xen dom0 support.

but are there any other competing projects to xen that I am unaware of.

Sam Fourman Jr.

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