Accession Number : ADA293537

Title :   SPIN - An Extensible Microkernel for Application-Specific Operating System Services.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Bershad, Brian N. ; McNamee, Dylan ; Chambers, Craig ; Eggers, Susan ; Sirer, Emin G.

PDF Url : ADA293537

Report Date : 28 FEB 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Application domains, such as multimedia, databases, and parallel computing, require operating system services with high performance and high functionality. Existing operating systems provide fixed interfaces and implementations to system services and resources. This makes them inappropriate for applications whose resource demands and usage patterns are poorly matched by the services provided. The SPIN operating system enables system services to be defined in an application-specific fashion through an extensible microkernel. It offers fine-grained control over a machine's logical and physical resources to applications through run-time adaptation of the system to application requirements.

Descriptors :   *OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), DATA BASES, REQUIREMENTS, INTERFACES, PARALLEL PROCESSING, TIME, RESOURCES, MEDIA, ADAPTATION.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE