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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It's too bad that no one ever thought about writing an operating system that was specifically designed for multiple processors, that was pervasively multi-threaded and was super responsive under load. That would Be a great idea. It would be neat, too, if there were a free (as in beer and speech) version that anyone could download and try out. What might a name for an operating system like that be? Maybe something vaguely poetic, implying nature, simplicity and compactness...

Edited 2010-03-19 21:33 UTC

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