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August 16, 2011  9:36 AM

Joyent’s open cloud operating system

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, KVM, Open source, x86

Cloud player Joyent has ported KVM (kernel-based virtual machine technology) to its SmartOS operating system. SmartOS itself is designed to turn a server (any server in fact) into a multi-tenant application-hosting platform. NB: KVM (kernel-based virtual machine technology) is...

July 13, 2011  10:42 AM

Microsoft Research’s BarrelFish experimental operating system

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ARM, Microsoft, multi-core, Processors, x86

Resisting the urge to use the term 'boffins' at all costs; news appears to be bubbling this week of a new experimental operating system driven by Microsoft Research and the science and technology university ETH Zurich. Built from scratch (or the bottom of the barrel if you want to go with the...


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