Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Mar 2010 13:00 UTC, submitted by Jim Lynch
General Development "With chip makers continuing to increase the number of cores they include on each new generation of their processors, perhaps it's time to rethink the basic architecture of today's operating systems, suggested Dave Probert, a kernel architect within the Windows core operating systems division at Microsoft."
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Maybe chip makers should...
by Tuishimi on Fri 19th Mar 2010 15:29 UTC
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...create a broader and more powerful instruction set that allows an operating system to off-load more of its logic directly to the hardware. Heck, they chips are becoming more and more powerful every time we look... why not begin blurring the line a bit; not suggested embedding the entire OS, just common OS logic, maybe even data structures and their typical methods used in implementing the logic (some already exist, right?)

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