Most recent hardware advancement towards Non-Volatile Memory (NVM), photonic Interconnects, and heterogeneous multicore are dramatically changing the hardware architecture of modern computers. However, impacts on the systems software are even more profound. Last time a radical change in computer architecture was introduced with the DRAM, the operating systems and systems software also underwent substantial changes, such as virtual memory.
Operating System for The Machine
Dejan Milojicic und Chris Dalton
Sondertermin: 15:30 Uhr, APB 1004
In HP Labs, we are pursuing a novel computer, called The Machine. The Machine addresses the aforementioned advancement in hardware technology, but it also introduces operating systems support and new applications. In this talk, I will describe how we support NVM at different levels of software stack, such as managing NVM, programming NVM, and file systems. I will then present the impact on the next generation applications.