Looking for that Master Thesis?  Tired of that Linux versus Microsoft battle, want to clear your mind?  This is the paper that can take you on a little vacation!

If you don’t want to read my blather, then go immediately over to:

Early experience with the Barrelfish OS and the Single-Chip Cloud Computer

In this paper a comparison of the Traditional OS Architectures is made with respect to the needs of an efficient multikernel based operating system.  The researchers discuss how they used a Rocky Lake Board, (from Oracle) to test the system.  The findings are discussed in detail, and since this paper can be viewed for no cost by my readers, I won’t detail them here.

Seriously, if you have P.O.S. x86 laying about, you can load up the BarrelFish O/S and get started doing research.  So just do it!