Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Mar 2010 13:00 UTC, submitted by Jim Lynch
General Development "With chip makers continuing to increase the number of cores they include on each new generation of their processors, perhaps it's time to rethink the basic architecture of today's operating systems, suggested Dave Probert, a kernel architect within the Windows core operating systems division at Microsoft."
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by tessmonsta on Sat 20th Mar 2010 02:52 UTC
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The programs, or runtimes as Probert called them, themselves would take on many of the duties of resource management. The OS could assign an application a CPU and some memory, and the program itself, using metadata generated by the compiler, would best know how to use these resources

Ummm....this sounds exactly like the kind of resource management that's been used in Mainframe programming for decades. Some high-end business applications would grab chunks of memory and CPU from the OS and then dole it out internally. I may be wrong, but I believe this is what CICS does since the OS was just too slow to keep up with the transaction volume.

Edited 2010-03-20 02:53 UTC

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