BarrelFish Free O/S From Microsoft: A principled view of scheduling


Scheduling,  Now scheduling for Multicore.  Wow, that has got to be one heck of a fact project meeting in the morning.

This paper distills some of the current thinking about Multicore OS scheduling into a set of design principles.  This is good as most communications is bursty in nature, so how does an OS schedule the parallel applications on a multicore machine.

Section 3: Design Principles is hard to read, I would have thought that a list or table would have been easier to scan (of course I am scanning the articles).  So if you are a little confused about the paragraph headings I would recommend that you cut and paste each paragraph and it will make more sense.  I was able to make out the points and hope the authors will fix this in later pubs.


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