Service-oriented Operating Systems
Processor and network architectures are making rapid progress with more and more cores being integrated into single processors and more and more machines getting connected with increasing bandwidth. Processors become heterogeneous and reconfigurable, thus allowing for dynamic adaptation to specialised needs. In future, thousands of billions of devices may be connected to form a single computing unit.
No current programming model is able to cope with this development, though, as they essentially still follow the classical van Neumann model. Furthermore, complex, non-aligned middlewares and operating systems render distributed applications unnecessarily inefficient. In order to realise efficient programmability of terascale devices by experts and average developers equally, a complete new approach to handling these types of devices across all layers is required:
The S(o)OS project addressed future distributed systems on the level of a holistic operating system architecture by drawing from Service Oriented Architectures and the strength of Grids. This decouples the OS from the underlying resource infrastructure, thus making execution across an almost unlimited number of varying devices possible, independent from the actual hardware.Read more...
New SoOSiM Installation Guide
A new SoOSiM installation guide have been published for all those interested in trying out this Operating Simulator that has been helping developing the S(o)OS architecture. If you are interested visit the SoOSiM installation guide.
SCHED_DEADLINE @ LPC'12
The global EDF real-time Linux scheduler extension SCHED_DEADLINE has been presented by Juri Lelli (of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa) at the last Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC'12) in San Diego. The talk originated an interesting discussion among possible users of the patchset. The intention of merging the code inside the stock Linux kernel has been confirmed by the scheduler maintainers that were present at the discussion.
Scalable real-time schedulers for many-cores
SCHED_DEADLINE is an open-source implementation  of an EDF-based  resource-reservation scheduler for the Linux kernel, that can be used to enhance predictability in the timing behaviour for real-time and multimedia workloads running on the Linux OS.Read more...
GSHI 2012 Workshop - DEADLINE EXTENSION
Paper submission deadline extension of "The International Workshop on the Growing Problems with Scalable Heterogeneous Infrastructures (GSHI 2012)" to March 1. Learn more on the workshop webpage.
Polca - Programming Large Scale Heterogeneous Infrastructures
Polca (Programming Large Scale Heterogeneous Infrastructures) is a project proposal, pending of aproval, submitted to call 10 of ICT-2013-3.4, “Advanced Computing, embedded and Control Systems” as an approach to bring together High Performance and Embedded Computing.Read more...
The JUNIPER EU project is started
JUNIPER (Java Platform for High Performance and Large Scale Real-Time Data) is a STREP project of the FP7 programme of the EU. The aim of the project is to conduct research on innovative technology for supporting Real-Time Big Data applications.Read more...
LLVM 3.3 new features
Next week will be released the version 3.3 of LLVM and CLANG infrastructure and it includes new exciting features.Read more...
Next generations consoles to use hybrid architectures with unified memory space.
The next generation of high performing gaming consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, will both use a hybrid architecture using a semi-custom SoC design based on AMD's modules.Read more...
S(o)OS will participate in CASTNESS 2013
S(o)OS will participate in the collaboration workshop on "Computing Architectures, Software tools and nano-Technologies for Numerical and Embedded Scalable Systems" (CASTNESS'13) that will take place on June 28, 2013 in Barcelona, putting together the European Projects belonging to the TERACOMP Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) call on terascale systems.Read more...
HPDC 2012 Call for Papers
The 21st International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC'12) is calling for papers and workshop proposals.
ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS)
The Fifth ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS) will be held on May 1-4, 2011, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Call for Participation: AHM2010
AHM2010 is a dedicated workshop on trends, issues and challenges in future high-end computing. The workshop was held in Cardiff, UK, in September 2010. Check out the workshop report page for more information about the workshop outcomes.Read more...