[Beowulf] small-footprint MS WIn "MinWin"

Robert Latham robl at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Oct 24 12:06:48 EDT 2007


On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 02:37:15PM -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> If we really, truly, wanted to run our programs as fast as they
> possibly could, we wouldn't really use "a kernel" at all.  We would
> write bootloaders that ran our applications, each one custom
> compiled for a very specific hardware platform, directly on the
> hardware.  

This is pretty much exactly what IBM has on their bluegene compute
nodes.  

==rob

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Rob Latham
Mathematics and Computer Science Division    A215 0178 EA2D B059 8CDF
Argonne National Lab, IL USA                 B29D F333 664A 4280 315B
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