SRC: FenixOS - A Research Operating System Focused on High Scalability and Reliability

Stavros Passas, Sven Karlsson

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    Computer systems keep increasing in size. Systems scale in the number of processing units, memories and peripheral devices. This creates many and diverse architectural trade-offs that the existing operating systems are not able to address. We are designing and implementing, FenixOS, a new operating system that aims to improve the state of the art in scalability and reliability. We achieve scalability through limiting data sharing when possible, and through extensive use of lock-free data structures. Reliability is addressed with a careful re-design of the programming interface and structure of the operating system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICS '11: Proceedings of the international conference on Supercomputing
    Number of pages371
    Publication date2011
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0102-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event25th International Conference on Supercomputing - Tucson, AZ, United States
    Duration: 31 May 20114 Jun 2011
    Conference number: 25


    Conference25th International Conference on Supercomputing
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityTucson, AZ
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    • Reliability
    • Operating systems
    • Performance


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