Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Operating Systems

+ - Microsoft releases new OS attempt, Barrelfish->

Submitted by
Julie188
Julie188 writes "You've likely heard of Microsoft's next-gen operating system projects Midori and Singularity, but earlier this month researchers released a prototye for another OS, code-named Barrelfish. Barrelfish is an OS written specifically for multicore environments. It hopes to improve the performance of boxes with such chips by creating a network bus, if you will, between cores. Today such systems tend to share resources like memory. As demand increases, performance of the box decreases as shared resources don't scale well. Barrelfish instead passes messages between cores on its bus, and reportedly uses a database-like approach to keep track of the hardware available."
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Microsoft releases new OS attempt, Barrelfish

Comments Filter:

A method of solution is perfect if we can forsee from the start, and even prove, that following that method we shall attain our aim. -- Leibnitz

Working...