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Thursday, August 30 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Unikraft: An Easy Way of Crafting Unikernels on Arm - Wei Chen, ARM

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Unikernels have good performance and a very tiny footprint. Thus, would benefit cloud, IoT, Edge computing and other performance and security sensitive area. But the process of converting an application to a Unikernel requires expert porting work and a considerable amount of time.
Wei will introduce a new Unikernel development model – Unikraft. Unikraft aims to free Unikernels from the fundamental drawback of manual porting costs. Since Unikraft was announced, Wei has been actively working with the community to get involved in this project. In this presentation Wei intends to share:
1) The concept and architecture of Unikraft,
2) The tool stack and config menu,
3) Features available on Arm,
4) Upcoming features on Arm.
Wei also will run a demo on an Arm server showing:
1) Conversion of an application to Unikernel,
2) Configuration of this Unikernel through a menu system,
3) The converted Unikernel running!

Speakers
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Wei Chen

Staff Software Engineer, Arm
Wei is a Staff Software Engineer at Arm in the Opensource Software Ecosystem. The focus of his work is virtualization, containers and Unikernels. Wei was responsible for ukvm and hypercontainer on Arm. Currently, Wei is responsible for the Unikraft and Katacontainer projects on Arm... Read More →



Thursday August 30, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm
Room 114/115