Barrelfish is an experimental computer operating system developed by ETH Zurich with the assistance of Microsoft Research in Cambridge . [1] [2] [3] It is an experimental operating system designed from the ground up for scalability for computers with multi-core processors with the aim of reducing the compounding in the CPUs. Low level hardware information in a database , removing the necessity for driver software . [4] [5]

The partners released the first snapshot of the OS on September 15, 2009 [6] with a second being released in March, 2011. Excluding some third-party libraries, which are covered by various BSD -like open source licenses , Barrelfish is released under The MIT license . [7] Snapshots are regularly released, the last one dating to December 23, 2016. [8]

See also

  • Singularity
  • Midori

Further reading

  • Andrew Baumann, Paul Barham, Pierre-Evariste Dagand, Tim Harris, Rebecca Isaacs, Simon Peter, Timothy Roscoe, Adrian Schüpbach and Akhilesh Singhania. The Multikernel: A new OS architecture for scalable multicore systems. In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Symposium on OS Principles, Big Sky, MT, USA, October 2009. [9]
  • Pierre-Evariste Dagand, Andrew Baumann, and Timothy Roscoe. Filet-o-Fish: practical and dependable domain-specific languages ​​for OS development. In 5th Workshop on Programming Languages and Operating Systems (PLOS), Big Sky, MT, USA, October 2009. [10]
  • Andrew Baumann, Simon Peter, Adrian Schüpbach, Akhilesh Singhania, Timothy Roscoe, Paul Barham, and Rebecca Isaacs. Your computer is already a distributed system. Why is not your OS? In Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems, Monte Verità, Switzerland, May 2009. [11]
  • Adrian Schüpbach, Simon Peter, Andrew Baumann, Timothy Roscoe, Paul Barham, Tim Harris and Rebecca Isaacs. Embracing diversity in the Barrelfish manycore operating system. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Managed Many-Core Systems, Boston, MA, USA, June 2008. [12]

References

  1. Jump up^ Barrelfish.org
  2. Jump up^ http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/29/microsoft-unveils-barrelfish-multi-core-optimized-os/
  3. Jump up^ http://www.infoworld.com/t/platforms/microsoft-barrelfish-os-will-speed-multicore-systems-888?source=rss_infoworld_news
  4. Jump up^http://www.dailytech.com/Microsoft%20Unveils%20Barrelfish%20a%20New%20Multicore%20OS/article16344.htm
  5. Jump up^ http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=4075
  6. Jump up^ http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/45615
  7. Jump up^ http://www.barrelfish.org/
  8. Jump up^ https://lists.inf.ethz.ch/pipermail/barrelfish-users/2016-December/001478.html
  9. Jump up^ “Archived copy” (PDF) . Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-08-24 . Retrieved 2009-09-30 .
  10. Jump up^ “Archived copy” (PDF) . Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-10-07 . Retrieved 2009-10-05 .
  11. Jump up^ “Archived copy” (PDF) . Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-04-15 . Retrieved 2009-10-05 .
  12. Jump up^ “Archived copy” (PDF) . Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-04-15 . Retrieved 2009-10-05 .

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