Galois has released the Haskell Lightweight Virtual Machine today. The VM, released under a BSD license, allows users to run Haskell programs in Xen "on bare metal." Users will boot right into the Haskell application.

From the company's announcement:

What might you do with a HaLVM? Pretty much anything you want. :) Explore designs for operating system decomposition, examine new notions of mobile computation with the HaLVM and Xen migration, or find interesting network services and lock them inside small, cheap, single-purpose VMs.

The seems similar to the Mirage, which we previously covered here. Mirage is based on Objective Caml instead of Haskell, but has a similar goal: creating an ultralight OS layer for cloud applications.

Galaois is an information assurance company based in Portland, OR.