Server operating systems

@inproceedings{Kaashoek1996ServerOS,
  title={Server operating systems},
  author={M. Frans Kaashoek and Dawson R. Engler and Gregory R. Ganger and Deborah A. Wallach},
  booktitle={ACM SIGOPS European Workshop},
  year={1996}
}
We introduce server operating systems, which are sets of abstractions and runtime support for specialized, high-performance server applications. We have designed and are implementing a prototype server OS with support for aggressive specialization, direct device-to-device access, an event-driven organization, and dynamic compiler-assisted ILP. Using this server OS, we have constructed an HTTP server that outperforms servers running on a conventional OS by more than an order of magnitude and… CONTINUE READING
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