[Kittyhawk] [ANNOUNCE] Kittyhawk Source Available

Eric Van Hensbergen ericvh at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 17:45:15 EST 2010


We're pleased to announce that the Kittyhawk project source code has been open-sourced and released to the BlueGene Open Source Community repositories hosted by Argonne National Labs.

There is a preliminary community web-site with more information and mailing list at http://kittyhawk.bu.edu

The released kittyhawk source code (available via http://git.anl-external.org/kittyhawk) includes:

kh-uboot: modifications to u-boot to allow it to be run as a boot kernel on BG/P

linux-kh: a compute-node Linux kernel for BG/P including an ethernet device which uses the tree and torus for underlying communication as well as exposes a tightly-coupled interface for applications

scripts: administrative and boot scripts

l4ka-pistachio: (patch-only right now) a port of the L4 microkernel to Blue Gene/Kittyhawk
khvmm: a virtual machine monitor for L4/Kittyhawk

The source code for each package is released under the license of its parent
community (ie. GPLv2 for Linux, etc.)
Please direct any questions to the kittyhawk mailing list (kittyhawk at cs.bu.edu)

Many thanks to Robert Wisniewski, Dilma Da Silva, and the whole Kittyhawk team of IBM Research for their help in getting the code approved for open-source.

Please note:

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT
HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

THE SOFTWARE IS CONSIDERED EXPERIMENTAL. NO SERVICE OR SUPPORT
REQUEST CAN BE GENERATED AGAINST HARDWARE RUNNING THIS SOFTWARE.
PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED WHILE RUNNING THIS SOFTWARE MUST BE REPRODUCED
RUNNING VENDOR SUPPLIED PRODUCTION SOFTWARE PRIOR TO BEING REPORTED
TO THE VENDOR IN ANY WAY.  ALL SUPPORT QUESTIONS AGAINST THE
EXPERIMENTAL SOFTWARE SHOULD USE THE APPROPRIATE COMMUNITY MAILING
LIST: http://cs-mailman.bu.edu/mailman/listinfo/kittyhawk

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE:
        http://kittyhawk.bu.edu

   Thanks,
        -eric




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