Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Jul 2011 18:50 UTC, submitted by moondevil
Microsoft "The Microsoft and ETH Zurich research teams have published the source code of Barrelfish, a multikernel operating system for the multicore heterogeneous hardware of the future. Today's operating systems have been adapted to work on multiprocessor and multicore hardware, but they were not initially designed with multicore in mind, and they are not ready for heterogeneous hardware with hundreds of cores that is to come in the following ten years. The main problem is the concept of shared-memory and the contention arising from accessing the same data protected by locks. This is the problem that Barrelfish wants to address."
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Code was avaliable anyway
by witold.bolt on Sun 10th Jul 2011 20:38 UTC
witold.bolt
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2009-04-17

Hi.

The code was also avaliable earlier - nothing new happened. The only good thing is that there is a public repository avaliable, and releasese should be more frequent.

Btw - yes, this project is sponsored by Microsoft Research, and it builds correctly only under Linux and it uses Mercurial for source code management, and Haskell for some tools. Cool stuff ;)

Br,

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