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The Interaction of
Architecture and Operating System Design
Thomas E. Anderson, Henry M. Levy, Brian N. Bershad, and Edward D. Lazowska
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Abstract
Today's high­performance RISC microprocessors have been
highly tuned for integer and floating point application per­
formance. These architectures have paid less attention to
operating system requirements. At the same time, new op­
erating system designs often have overlooked modern archi­
tectural trends which may unavoidably change the relative
cost of certain primitive operations. The result is that op­
erating system performance is well below application code
performance on contemporary RISCs.
This paper examines recent directions in computer ar­
chitecture and operating systems, and the implications of

  

Source: Anderson, Tom - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences