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New Versions of Operating Systems for Supercomputers Released

June 2, 2009

Palacios 1.1 and Kitten 1.1.0 were recently released. These operating systems are part of the V3VEE project worked on jointly by Northwestern University, UNM, and Sandia National Laboratories. Palacios is a virtual machine monitor, while Kitten is a lightweight kernel for high performance computing. They allow better use of the Red Storm supercomputer, among other uses. The UNM team consists of Prof. Patrick Bridges, graduate student Zheng Cui, undergraduate Philip Soltero, and Research Professor Patrick Widener.