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There is an open source program called Synergy which lets you use the same KB and Mouse to control X number of PC's each with its own display.When you move the mouse passed the edge of the screen the cursor and keyboard input is routed to the PC whose monitor is adjacent to that edge. http://synergy-foss.org/

There is a commercial program called Multiplicity which does what Synergy does, but also allows you to copy and paste, and move files between computers.
http://www.stardock.com/products/multiplicity/

What I want is the ability to move running applications between the desktops. I think this is doable and I would implement is like this:
when user moves a window passed the edge of the screen towards a different PC, the running process is suspended on the first machine. The memory in use by that process would then be copied to a buffer, transferred to the other machine's RAM, and then executed.
For this to work, we would want the machines to have identical configurations and either a duplicated or shared file system. Apps running in sandboxed VM's could simply be paused, copied to the new system, and then resumed. This is like the functionality in Microsoft's Hyper-V and VMWare server.
There are other things to consider like inter process communication and concurrency. It might be that this can be implemented in the bios or kernel. It would be hard to get it working in Windows but I bet on Linux it could be done.
post #22 of 23
Maybe you can create a VMWare ESXi cluster, not sure if this is possible in the first place. You might want to look into it.

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Just noticed this was from months ago...
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