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BareMetal OS
by iseyler on Tue 8th Jun 2010 21:49 UTC
iseyler
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2008-11-15

I'm working on BareMetal OS. It is a new take on High Performance Computing.

The OS is written in Assembly and only targets the x86-64 architecture (Kernel size is 16384 bytes). Only one application can run at a time but that application has unrestricted access to all of the CPU cores in the computer. Applications can be written in Assembly or C.

The next big step is Ethernet networking. The plan is to use raw ethernet frames to communicate between nodes (Similar to ATAoE).

I'll submit a news article once v0.4.8 is finalized.

http://www.returninfinity.com/baremetal.html

-Ian

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