Linked by David Adams on Wed 14th Jul 2010 21:33 UTC, submitted by iseyler
OSNews, Generic OSes BareMetal is an open source 64-bit OS for x86-64 based computers. It is written in Assembly, and applications can be written in Assembly or C/C++. It's aimed at three target segments (High Performance Computing, Embedded Applications, and Education). It's also designed to be simple, and it's really small. Under 16Kb small. Version 0.4.8 was released recently, which includes updates to the C application library, updated documentation, and better support for SMP. It's good to see some innovation in the startup/hobbyist OS space. We wish them well!
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by kjmph on Thu 15th Jul 2010 12:33 UTC in reply to "Message from the author"
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Hi, that's an interesting goal! To run RenderMan, it's mostly C bindings, and the shader language is all in software (REYES algo). That should eliminate huge parts of a full POSIX API. Plus, you wouldn't need proprietary HW drivers, right? You would definitely need networking working for the bytestreams. How are you handling the FS? Just hiding it behind the networking layer? I suppose you could, since the bytestream is god in RenderMan.

Very interesting goal. Good luck! What about more normal MPI/OpenMP type stuff?

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