My reseach interests:
My research interests fall into two fields:
Presently, my activities in this field are mostly focussed on
the Mungi project, which is
developing a single-address-space operating system (SASOS).
The present implementation of Mungi is based on the L4 microkernel which we have implemented from
scratch on the MIPS R4600 architecture.
L4 also forms the basis for a number of other operating systems
projects in the areas of embedded systems, ubiquitous
computing and high-performance user-level device drivers.
Other projects aim at improving the performance of Linux on several
architectures, in particular IA-64 and StrongARM.
This project aims at improving the understanding of silicon
solar cells by numerically modelling their internal operation. This
can then lead to identification of the dominant loss mechanisms,
resulting in improved designs and, eventually, improved efficiencies
or reduced manufacturing cost.
My particular interests are in improving modelling techniques and
improving the physical models used in the simulation tools.
Gernot Heiser ...
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