Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2007 18:59 UTC, submitted by John Nilsson
Microsoft The Singularity team at Microsoft has recently published a new article concerning their research OS. It is a concise introduction to the Singularity project. It summarizes research in Singularity 1.0 and highlights ongoing research for Singularity 2.0.
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RE[2]: Maybe OT
by John Nilsson on Wed 27th Jun 2007 21:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Maybe OT"
John Nilsson
Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm reading the Manifest-Based Programs bit now. And you are correct, it depends on MSIL to analyze program behavior.

In any case I think it would be and interesting project to build a system around the idea that system components are deployed as source. If application configuration is a compile time decision a much higher degree of optimization should be achievable.

Edit: OTOH it seems doable at runtime http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bodik/research/oopsla05-specialization....

Edited 2007-06-27 21:17

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RE[3]: Maybe OT
by jayson.knight on Wed 27th Jun 2007 21:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Maybe OT"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

I've bookmarked the pdf for reading later on, hence why I was merely speculating. Interesting to see that my initial thoughts are on the right track though. I'm looking forward to sifting through the nitty gritty as I've had my eye on singularity for a while now and it seems to be coming together nicely. It's even cooler that after all these years MSR is still funding research on it.

For all the MS haters on this thread, outside of academia (heck, even if you include some of academia) MS research is one of the most well funded, brightest think tanks in software realm. MS spends something to the tune of 5 billion annually just on research...if you think they're just throwing that kind of money around for the heck of it, you're sorely mistaken.

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RE[4]: Maybe OT
by twenex on Wed 27th Jun 2007 21:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Maybe OT"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

For all the MS haters on this thread, outside of academia (heck, even if you include some of academia) MS research is one of the most well funded, brightest think tanks in software realm. MS spends something to the tune of 5 billion annually just on research...if you think they're just throwing that kind of money around for the heck of it, you're sorely mistaken.

The non-research divisions of Microsoft are some of the most well funded, brightest software companies in the software realm...And they brought us Vista (to say nothing of other Windows releases).

Unfortunately, the axiom that you can't solve a problem just by throwing money at it is as true in business as it is in government (and if Microsoft really does hold some of the brightest minds in software development, one can only conclude that the corporate culture stifles that brilliance). Also unfortunately, some people don't seem to get that.

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[Tangent] Maybe OT
by Almafeta on Wed 27th Jun 2007 21:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Maybe OT"
Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

I know some MSR projects eventually go into commercial production. Others are released non-commercially (MSPL or MSRL or public domain), and still others just never see the light of day again.

I'd like to see the numbers on that...

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