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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The folks at Return Infinity just released a new version of their BareMetal OS, a 64-bit operating system written entirely in assembly.
The goal of the BareMetal project, which includes a stripped-down bootloader and a cluster computing platform is to get away from the inefficient obfuscated machine code generated by higher level languages like C/C++ and Java. By writing the OS in assembly, runtime speeds are increased, and there’s very little overhead for when every clock cycle counts.