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Episode 204: Anil Madhavapeddy on the Mirage Cloud Operating System and the OCaml Language : Software Engineering Radio
Episode 204: Anil Madhavapeddy on the Mirage Cloud Operating System and the OCaml Language
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Robert talks to Dr. Anil Madhavapeddy of the Cambridge University (UK) Systems research group about the OCaml language and the Mirage cloud operating system, a microkernel written entirely in OCaml. The outline includes: history of the evolution from dedicated servers running a monolithic operating system to virutalized servers based on the Xen hypervisor to micro-kernels; the differences between monolithic kernels, exokernels and micro-kernels; recent innovations that have allowed micro-kernels to overcome performance problems; performance of micro-kernels compared to a Linux server running a daemon for simple services like DNS and HTTP; security of micro-kernels; the history of the OCaml language; how the functional programming and the OCaml type system supports the design goals of the Mirage micro-kernel; how the Mirage team decided on OCaml as the implementation language for their project; the reconception of the toolchain that has Mirage kernels and compiled and managed via github; the possibility of using other popular web programming languages within Mirage; high-bandwidth networking abstractions in OCaml over Xen memory rings; and micro-kernels in the browser and peripheral devices. They wrap up with a discussion of Anil’s recent book on OCaml.
Unikernels: Library Operating Systems for the Cloud by Anil Madhavapeddy, Richard Mortier, Charalampos Rotsos, David Scott, Balraj Singh, Thomas Gazagnaire, Steven Smith, Steven Hand and Jon Crowcroft
The Mirage project: http://openmirage.org/
Anil Madhavapeddy’s talk at QCon San Francisco 2013 My Other Internet is a Mirage: www.infoq.com/presentations/mirage-os
Real World OCaml: Functional programming for the masses by Yaron Minsky, Anil Madhavapeddy, Jason Hickey
Anil Madhavapeddy’s talk at FOSDEM Mirage: compiling functional library operating systems
Anil Madhavapeddy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/avsm
Anil Madhavapeddy’s home page: http://anil.recoil.org/
Anil Madhavapeddy’s blog: http://anil.recoil.org/blog/
Anil Madhavapeddy’s publications: http://anil.recoil.org/papers/
The OPAM package manager for OCaml: http://opam.ocaml.org/
The Codio web IDE for OCaml: https://codio.com/s/docs/specifics/ocaml/
Irmin distributed database written in OCaml: https://github.com/mirage/irmin
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On this week’s episode, Will, Norm, and Gary discuss the new iPhones, iOS 7, the Vita TV, Intel’s latest processor, and the politics of solar panels and electric cars. All that, plus the latest books Gary and Will are reading, and the announcement of OCTOBERKAST 2013! Enjoy!