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HomeEventsSCS Distinguished Lecture: Frans Kaashoek, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SCS Distinguished Lecture: Frans Kaashoek, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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- March 13, 2014 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
- KACB 1116W
SPEAKER: Frans Kaashoek, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
TITLE: The Multicore Evolution and Operating Systems
Multicore chips with hundreds of cores will likely be available soon. Although many applications have significant inherent parallelism (e.g., mail servers), their scalability on many cores can be limited by the underlying operating system. We have built or modified several kernels (Corey, Linux, and sv6) to explore OS designs that scale with increasing number of cores. This talk will summarize our experiences by introducing the commutativity rule, a design method for developing perfectly scalable software.
M. Frans Kaashoek is a professor at MIT, where he co-leads the parallel and distributed operating systems group. Frans is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the recipient of the ACM SIGOPS Mark Weiser award and the 2010 ACM-Infosys Foundation award. He was cofounder of Sightpath, Inc. and Mazu Networks, Inc.