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Tuesday, October 30 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Unikraft: Unikernels Made Easy

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Unikernels are still terrible to develop and maintain. Applications have to be ported manually to non-standard OSes before gaining from impressive benefits, like superb performance, great isolation, and a small trusted compute. Unikernels can be instantiated in tens of milliseconds or less. They are tiny with low memory footprints of a few MBs or even KBs. They can achieve high network throughput of 10-40 Gb/s with a single CPU core and they enable running thousands of concurrent instances.

We are going to present the Xen/Linux Foundation's open source Unikraft project. Its high level goal is to provide an automated tool to build unikernels without requiring the time-consuming, expert work as today. In addition, Unikraft targets support for multiple "platforms": Xen, KVM, containers and bare-metal. Images are automatically produced for multiple of these platforms without requiring any additional time from users.

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Simon Kuenzer

Senior Researcher, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH
Simon is a systems researcher passionate about virtualization and Unikernels. He's been at NEC Labs for the past 8 years and has expertise in operating systems, virtualization, and networking. In addition, he is the lead maintainer of Unikraft, a Xen incubation project. Simon received... Read More →

Tuesday October 30, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Legends Ballroom D