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Tuesday, May 25 • 17:30 - 18:00
Unikraft Weather Report - Felipe Huici, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

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In the past year, the Unikraft Xen Incubation Project has taking a major leap. In this talk, we will give an update of all the activities that have taken place, including (1) a major effort to transparently support off-the-shelf applications via binary compatibility and musl support; (2) ongoing integration efforts with orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes; (3) significant improvements to performance (e.g., our evaluation using off-the-shelf applications such as nginx, SQLite, and Redis shows that running them on Unikraft results in a 1.7x-2.7x performance improvement compared to Linux guests); (4) important performance improvements to Unikraft's Xen netfront driver; and (5) ongoing efforts that allow Unikraft to comparmentalize each of its libraries and thus build security-hardened images.

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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 →


Tuesday May 25, 2021 17:30 - 18:00 CEST
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