Joint Colloquium Distinguished Lecture Series

An Overview of the Singularity Project

image of Jim Larus Wednesday, November 2nd
HP Auditorium, Soda Hall

Jim Larus
Senior Researcher
Microsoft Research


Singularity is a research project in Microsoft Research that started with the question: what would a software platform look like if it was designed from scratch with the primary goal of dependability? Singularity is working to answer this question by building on advances in programming languages and tools to develop a new system architecture and operating system (named Singularity), with the aim of producing a more robust and dependable software platform. Singularity demonstrates the practicality of new technologies and architectural decisions, which should lead to the construction of more robust and dependable systems.


Jim Larus's research has applied programming language and compiler technology to a wide range of problems, most notably efficient program measurement and fine-grain distributed shared memory. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 1989.

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