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Singularity

Singularity is a programming language for creating large-scale distributed systems. It was developed by Microsoft Research in 2007 as part of the company's eScience initiative to support scientific computing. Singularity addresses challenges like scaling, fault tolerance, and data management across clusters of computers by using a combination of safe and high-level technologies with efficient low-level capabilities. The language facilitates interactions between components through type-safe interfaces that are checked at compile time, ensuring better reliability in complex system design scenarios. Singularity can be seen as experimental within the context of mainstream programming languages but provides valuable research insights into modern distributed system architectures and techniques for improving software reliability on a larger scale.

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