BarrelFish, Free O/S From Microsoft: Filet-O-Fish DSL

Ok, the researchers used Haskell to do the DSL, weird, they could have used Visual Studio Ultimate to do the same thing, at no cost to them with great efficiency.  Well no matter, they did a good job and this article has a great title. In this case, is Filet-O-Fish the best way to build…

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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…

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BarrelFish Free O/S From Microsoft: Use Declarative Language for Device Configuration, not C

  In the paper titled: A Declarative Language Approach to Device Configuration   The authors investigate the possibility of separating hardware configuration logic from the mechanism of programming device registers.  Since BarrelFish is a messaging passing system, it allows the researchers to investigate the various configurations. My reading of this paper seems to indicate that…

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BarrelFish Free O/S From Microsoft: Models are broken

As the Global Warming/Climate Change researchers have shown to the world: Modeling doesn’t map to how the real world actually responds. Barrelfish researchers are looking this very thing with the paper titled: Mind the Gap: Reconnecting Architecture and OS Research The paper states: “The goal of a computer system is to run an application workload…

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BarrelFish Free O/S From Microsoft: Current MultiCore OS Benchmarks measure wrong thing

Ok, that isn’t what the paper says, it is what I said.  To quote the paper: “We argue that benchmarks used in the Operating Systems literature for evaluating new designs and techniques are fundamentally unrealistic: they ignore the common case of running multiple applications (or subsystems) on the same machine.” Again, if you want to…

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Barrelfish Free O/S funded by Microsoft: Discussion of early experience with BarrelFish

Looking for that Master Thesis?  Tired of that Linux versus Microsoft battle, want to clear your mind?  This is the paper that can take you on a little vacation! If you don’t want to read my blather, then go immediately over to: Early experience with the Barrelfish OS and the Single-Chip Cloud Computer In this…

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