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Friday, June 22 • 09:35 - 10:05
Unleashing the Power of Unikernels with Unikraft - Florian Schmidt, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

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By leveraging specialization and the use of minimalistic OSes, unikernels are able to yield impressive numbers, including fast instantiation times (tens of milliseconds or less), tiny memory footprints (a few MBs or even KBs), and high consolidation (e.g., being able to run many instances on a single device), not to mention a reduced attack surface and easier certification.

The fundamental drawback of unikernels is that they require that applications be manually ported to the underlying minimalistic OS; this requires both expert work and often considerable amount of time.

To address this, we present Unikraft, a Xen sub-project aimed at automating the process of building customized unikernels tailored
to specific applications and thus significantly reducing development
time. We will provide a detailed explanation of the system as well as a demonstration of it.

Speakers
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Florian Schmidt

Research Scientist, NEC Laboratories Europe
Florian is a researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe. His interests lie in network and OS/virtualization topics, and their intersection. Currently, he is one of the maintainers of and contributors to the Unikraft unikernel project. Before joining NEC Laboratories, he worked at and received... Read More →


Friday June 22, 2018 09:35 - 10:05
Jiangning, Level 2

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