Dr.-Ing. Lars Reuther

Dresden University of Technology
Department of Computer Science
Operating Systems Research Group

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E-Mail: reuther@os.inf.tu-dresden.de
WWW: http://os.inf.tu-dresden.de/~reuther/

Research Projects

The research of our group focuses on the use of microkernel technology to provide various specialized systems running besides a legacy operating system (L4Linux). Currently, we are working on two versions of this approach. DROPS - The Dresden Real-Time Operating System - is a real-time system which provides both hard and statistical real-time guarantees. The aim of the µSINA project is to define a microkernel-based architecture for secure systems.

Within this research area, I was involved in various projects:
L4Env - The L4 Environment
L4Env is a programming environment for application development on top of the L4 microkernel family. It consists of a set of system servers and libraries which provide basic system services, such as memory management, synchronization and so on.
DDE - The Linux Device Driver Environment
The DDE is an emulation library which enables the reuse of Linux device drivers as standalone servers on top of the L4 microkernel. DDE uses the service provided by L4Env.
Real-Time Disk Scheduling
Our real-time disk scheduler combines the assurance of both hard and statistical real-time guarantees with the optimization of the disk request order.
DSI - DROPS Streaming Interface
DSI provides a shared-memory communication protocol tailored to multimedia applications running on top of the L4 microkernel.

Past Projects

SawMill - A Highly-Configurable Operating System (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)
EPKfix - Methoden und Werkzeuge zur effizienten Erstellung elektronischer Produktkataloge (in German)

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