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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I have heard this before
by dnm240 on Fri 19th Mar 2010 21:32 UTC
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2008-06-10

A new approach to OS design is needed to exploit parallelism. Hm.

"Responsiveness really is king," he said. "This is what people want." Hm.

Flashback to March 2000 and BeOS R5 anybody? Or maybe even earlier with R4.5?

I say "Well if ya hadn't killed it in its crib it would be a teenager by now, what do ya think of that, smarty-pants?"

There is nothing new under the sun.

Also, regarding GPUs, the original BeBox included a DSP, which is not the same, but is very similar...

Edited 2010-03-19 21:44 UTC

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