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MyThos - Operating System for Many Threads

Last Updated on Friday, 07 June 2013

MyThos (modular Operating System for Massively Threaded applications) is a BMBF (German Ministry of Education and Research) funded project included in the call for initiatives to further increase scale and performance of industrially relevant applications for the purpose of full commercial exploitation of HPC systems.

The S(o)OS architecture concepts have reached a degree of maturity that makes development of such a reference implementation essential to exploit the full capabilities. In particular in the context of HPC where the constraints of the current model bear little impact, such an implementation was considered principally doable, given the according resources.

USTUTT-HLRS together with the University of Ulm initiated a project to develop a reduced version of S(o)OS for dedicated usage scenarios and infrastructure setups, focusing in particular on S(o)OS’ capabilities to quickly scale out and maintain a large number of threads. The project will in particular show the industrial relevance of the concept through scenarios building up from Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, University of Siegen and HLRS. Further participant in the project is the Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, which has been involved in later discussions in S(o)OS.

The project was tentatively accepted, pending formal confirmation, and is expected to start in October 2013, a first presentation of the initiative being planned for September 2013.