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A Scalability-Aware Kernel Executive for Many-Core Operating Systems

  • Gabor Drescher
  • Timo Hönig
  • Sebastian Maier
  • Benjamin Oechslein
  • Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8374)

Abstract

Number, variety, and organization of the on-chip processing elements of many-core processors demand a radical rethink in operating systems design. One may come from a multitude of allocatable units that bestows every execution thread its own core: single-threaded cores will be usual, multi-threaded cores will be unusual. The paper presents a scalability-aware kernel executive, Sake, that is currently designed against such background targeting at large-scale heterogeneous manycore systems. Benchmarks on a 48-core machine motivate custom system software and special purpose systems for such modern machines

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Symbolic Execution Execution Context Operating System Design Operating System Principle USENIX Association 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabor Drescher
    • 1
  • Timo Hönig
    • 1
  • Sebastian Maier
    • 1
  • Benjamin Oechslein
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat
    • 1
  1. 1.Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-NurembergGermany

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