A Special Interest Group for Operating Systems


Projects are an important part of SIGOPS and help us turn our ideas into tangible products. We are always working on something and are also looking to expand our projects list at all times.

Active Projects

We always have a few active projects, and are constantly looking to add more. Here is what we are working on right now:

  • Clear Waters Cluster
    • We are currently building a cluster that consists of 10 Pine A64 boards. This cluster is designed to allow students to experiment with distributed computing concepts.
      • 40 2 GHz ARM64 cores
      • 20 GB RAM
    • Project Subgroups:
      • Front-end: We are developing a frontend for cluster usage monitoring and administration. In addition the frontend will be used to submit jobs for processing. The front-end team is also responsible of creating a login system that has credits for computation time.
      • Container Manager/Scheduler: All distributed tasks will be run on "virtual clusters" that are created and destroyed on demand as jobs come in. The container manager will be used to create the containers and connect them together into a cluster.
      • Network Share Manager: After tasks are done, the results need to be published. The NSM will be used to create and manage FTP shares for result retreval.

Have a project idea?

Feel free to contact us at sigops-l@acm.Illinois.edu. SIGOPS loves to sponsor EOH projects with either software or hardware requirements. If you have any sort of project idea, do tell us! We would love to expand our horizons.

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