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Cinder is a new operating system designed to make resource allocation, accounting, subdivision, and delegation explicit, making the system ideal for resource constrained systems like mobile devices and cellular phones. Cinder is based on HiStar.

The Cinder kernel runs on both amd64 and ARM architectures. Our current prototype mobile platform is the HTC Dream cellular phone (the Google G1), which presently supports basic functionality including mobile data access.

Cinder is part of the Programmable Open Mobile Internet (POMI 2020) project.


Stephen M. Rumble, Ryan Stutsman, Phil Levis, David Mazières, Nickolai Zeldovich.
"Apprehending Joule Thieves with Cinder"
In Proceedings of the First ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Networking, Systems, Applications on Mobile Handhelds (MobiHeld 2009)


MobiHeld '09 Workshop


Cinder is available through Git on the HiStar page.