Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Jan 2014 13:47 UTC, submitted by fran
OSNews, Generic OSes

The Muen Separation Kernel is the world's first Open Source microkernel that has been formally proven to contain no runtime errors at the source code level. It is developed in Switzerland by the Institute for Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA) at the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR). Muen was designed specifically to meet the challenging requirements of high-assurance systems on the Intel x86/64 platform. To ensure Muen is suitable for highly critical systems and advanced national security platforms, HSR closely cooperates with the high-security specialist secunet Security Networks AG in Germany.

The webpage contains instructions for building the kernel yourself, for installing it in a virtual machine, and for running it on real hardware.

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No basis in fact
by hackus on Fri 24th Jan 2014 03:38 UTC
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"Again, no actual basis in fact. Yes, IPC introduces some overhead that can impact speed (and therefore performance per watt.) How large that impact is depends on a lot of factors. Monolithic kernels have their own share of issues to resolve. There are trade-offs to any design decision."

-James

I agree.

Microkernels have gigantic elephant sized tradeoffs, while Monolithic kernels have Mymaridae sized tradeoffs.

-Hackus

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