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australia.internet.com: UNSW Becomes Part of HP-Backed Linux Foundation

Mar 20, 2002, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The contributions of UNSW will be mostly at the lowest level such as kernel and drivers. They will stretch from relatively mundane tasks such as porting drivers and ensuring their 64-bit cleanness, to exciting research projects. An example of the latter is adding support for multiple page sizes to the kernel, which has the potential of dramatically reducing system overheads by overcoming the well-known TLB bottleneck. These enhancements will particularly benefit large servers."

"Membership of Gelato is open to all academic, government and corporate entities. New members are eligible to have representatives on Gelato's governing strategy council.

"Heiser's team have previously worked on 64-bit operating systems for several years. 'For example, we have produced the fastest kernels for the MIPS and Alpha 64-bit architectures," he explains. "We have also built an operating system which is designed specifically to take advantage of the huge address spaces offered by 64-bit architectures.'..."

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