Akaros® is an open source, GPL-licensed operating system for manycore architectures. Our goal is to provide support for parallel and high-performance applications and to scale to a large number of cores.

This research is supported in part by the National Science Foundation, under grants #1320005 and #1016714, and by the Department of Energy under grant #7086471.
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Meet the developers!

Barret Rhoden <brho>
Lead developer and nth-year graduate student working on just about all aspects of the Akaros kernel and user libraries. If it involves concurrency, giraffes, the core kernel systems, brutal details, process interfaces, merchandising, event delivery, or funny printks, then call him.
Kevin Klues <klueska>
An (n-1)th-year graduate student working on the internals of Akaros kernel, the user/kernel interface, and a linux compatibility layer for user space applications. In a past life he was a lead developer on the TinyOS project, and still maintains several of its core subsystems.
David Zhu <yuzhu>
An nth-year graduate student. His current focus is on the internals of the networking subsystem and asynchronous remote system calls.
Andrew Waterman <waterman>
An (n-1)th-year graduate student focusing mostly on computer architecture, not operating systems. He maintains the RISC port of Akaros.
Ron Minnich <rminnich>
A Googler who recently joined the Akaros effort. Ron earlier worked on the coreboot project (which he started in 1999) and Plan 9 on supercomputers, as well as lots of clustering and HPC stuff over the years. Ron's focus on Akaros at this point is making sure the main developers don't regret their decision to mate giraffes with bunnies, and getting the VM support working. For time perspective, Ron has two data points: it took 15 years to get one of the x86 vendors to acknowledge coreboot's existence; and, every operating system, once it hits the 20 year mark, starts on the downward slope. Not that he's pointing any fingers.

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