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DevConf.us 2018 is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
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Friday, August 17 • 3:50pm - 4:25pm
Unikernels Shouldn’t Be Unicorns: Building A Unikernel With Linux

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Unikernels are showing increasing promise as a new operating system model for cloud applications that enables deep per-application optimization. Given their short startup times, unikernels are ideal for deploying microservices. A significant concern about the unikernel model is that all of today’s unikernels are reliant on almost untested software, throwing away the value of the battle-tested Linux code base and requiring a fundamentally new community, resulting in huge maintainability challenges to a company that wants to support them. This project shows our work on creating a unikernel by making negligible changes to Linux code base, making it simple to make application-specific unikernels. Applications already running on Linux will require little or no changes to be deployed on this Linux based unikernel, allowing ease of use.

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Ali Raza

Ali Raza and Ulrich Drepper. Ali Raza is a graduate student at Boston University, Computer Science Dept and an intern at Red Hat. Ulrich Drepper is member of the office of the CTO as a data scientist.

Friday August 17, 2018 3:50pm - 4:25pm EDT
Metcalf Small Boston University, George Sherman Union Building