Microsoft researchers release new OS called Barrelfish
Microsoft is whipping up a new operating system, called Barrelfish, which is written specifically for multicore environments. What is unique about it is that processor cores are able to communicate using a network bus rather than trying to work with shared resources. For the first time, the first snapshot of the Barrelfish operating system was also released earlier this month.
It remains to be seen what can be created with this research project, though Microsoft researchers have been reportedly traveling around the globe and lecturing on it for about a year now. In the meantime, you can check out the full research paper on Barrelfish here.
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