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Multi-Architecture Operating Systems

Multi-Architecture Operating Systems

Prof. Dr. Alfred Schmitt, Espen Skoglund

Graduand:Ovidiu Dobre


Requirements for high-performance computing have led hardware designers to construct multiprocessor systems using different processor architectures and thus providing best computing performance for a specific computing problem. The integration of different processor architectures is also employed in processor designs to offer compatibility for today's mainstream processor architectures. Examples are the Itanium and the AMD-64 processors which offer compatibility for the IA-32 architecture. This trend in hardware technology needs to be supported by advances in software technology.

This thesis will attempt to provide design solutions for operating systems in tightly-coupled heterogeneous systems. The case study of an Itanium-based system will provide an answer concerning the suitability of the theoretical solution.


  author = {Ovidiu Dobre},
  title = {Multi-Architecture Operating Systems},
  type = {Diploma Thesis},
  address = {System Architecture Group, University of Karlsruhe, Germany},
  month = oct # "~4",
  year = 2004,
  url = {http://i30www.ira.uka.de/teaching/theses/pasttheses/}