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Scalable Cloud Ops with Fugue by Josha Stella

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The Fugue Operating System

Fugue’s architecture is based on just a few simple components and ideas, but can be extended easily. As you’ve seen throughout this book, the three main components of Fugue are the Ludwig language, the CLI, and the Conductor. You’ve experienced a lot of the functionality of the system. Let’s look at how the system actually works.

Fugue as a Kernel-Based OS

As discussed earlier in this chapter, Fugue has some kernel architecture and some language OS architecture. Because the cloud is an unusual computer, Fugue is different from traditional OSs and doesn’t neatly conform to any existing architecture. We’ll start with its kernel-like aspects. You can think of the Conductor as being much like a kernel in that it creates ...

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