Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Sep 2009 23:12 UTC, submitted by Still Lynn
Microsoft Most of us are probably aware of Singularity, a research operating system out of Microsoft Research which explored a number of new ideas, which is available as open source software. Singularity isn't the only research OS out of Microsoft; they recently released the first snapshot of a new operating system, called Barrelfish. It introduces the concept of the multikernel, which treats a multicore system as a network of independent cores, using ideas from distributed systems.
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RE: Whats the whole point?
by FooBarWidget on Sat 26th Sep 2009 08:14 UTC in reply to "Whats the whole point?"
FooBarWidget
Member since:
2005-11-11

What's the point in wasting money on research?


Yeah, who needs this stupid thing called "science" anyway?

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RE[2]: Whats the whole point?
by unclefester on Sat 26th Sep 2009 08:32 in reply to "RE: Whats the whole point?"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

"What's the point in wasting money on research?


Yeah, who needs this stupid thing called "science" anyway?
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[/q]Yeah, who needs this stupid thing called "science" anyway? [/q]


I think you mean technology - writing software isn't science.

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RE[3]: Whats the whole point?
by ephracis on Sat 26th Sep 2009 09:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Whats the whole point?"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

As I am studying "computer science" I will have to disagree with you. Writing software can be science since writing software includes creating algorithms, and algorithms are a fundamental part of computer science, no matter of the field is artificial intelligence, image analysis or database optimization.

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