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July 9 - 11, 2019 | Chicago, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 10 • 9:30am - 10:05am
Keynote: Unikraft Weather Report - Simon Kuenzer, Senior Researcher & Felipe Huici, Chief Researcher, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

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In​ ​recent​ ​years unikernels have​ ​shown​ ​immense​ ​performance potential​ (e.g., boot times of only a few ms, image sizes of only hundreds of KBs).The​ ​fundamental​ ​drawback​ ​of​ ​unikernels​ ​is​ ​that​ ​they​ ​require​ ​that applications​ ​be​ ​manually​ ​ported​ ​to​ ​the​ ​underlying​ ​minimalistic​ ​OS, needing​ ​both​ ​expert​ ​work​ ​and​ ​often​ ​considerable​ ​amount of​ ​time.​

The Unikraft project provides a unikernel code base and build system that significantly simplifies the building of unikernels. In addition to support for a number CPU architectures, languages and frameworks, Unikraft provides debugging and tracing features that are generally sorely missing from unikernel projects. In this talk we will talk about these features, show a set of preliminary performance numbers, and provide a roadmap for the project's future.

Speakers
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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 →
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Felipe Huici

Chief Researcher, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH
I’m a chief researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. My main research and interests lie in the areas of high-performance software systems, and in particular specialization, virtualization and security. In addition, I have published on several top-tier conferences... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:05am CDT
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