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Mesosphere

Mesos began as a research project at UC Berkeley, the birthplace of BSD Unix. The project was started at AMPLab by then PhD students Benjamin Hindman, Andy Konwinski, and Matei Zaharia, with professor Ion Stoica. Inspired by Google’s proprietary Borg system, the project’s goal was to create an open-source kernel that simplifies building and running distributed applications at a very large scale and treats the entire datacenter as a single giant super computer, while also maintaining an extensible architecture.