Sun 14 Apr 2019 11:40 - 12:05 at Garden Room - Session1

Unikernels are minimal single-purpose virtual machines. They are highly popular in the research domain due to the benefits they provide. A barrier to their widespread adoption is the difficulty/impossibility to port existing applications to current unikernels. HermiTux is the first unikernel providing binary-compatibility with Linux applications. It is composed of a hypervisor and lightweight kernel layer emulating OS interfaces at load- and runtime in accordance with the Linux ABI. HermiTux relieves application developers from the burden of porting software, while providing unikernel benefits such as security through hardware-assisted virtualized isolation, swift boot time, and low disk/memory footprint. Fast system calls and kernel modularity are enabled through binary rewriting and analysis techniques, as well as shared library substitution. Compared to other unikernels, HermiTux boots faster and has a lower memory/disk footprint. We demonstrate that over a range of native C/C++/Fortran/Python Linux applications, HermiTux performs similarly to Linux in most cases: the performance difference averages 3% in memory- and compute-bound scenarios.

Sun 14 Apr

10:00 - 12:05: Research Papers - Session1 at Garden Room
vee-2019-papers10:00 - 10:25
Wenhao LiShanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Yubin XiaShanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Long LuNortheastern University, n.n., Haibo ChenShanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Binyu ZangShanghai Jiao Tong University, China
vee-2019-papers10:25 - 10:50
Ethan JohnsonUniversity of Rochester, USA, Komail DharseeUniversity of Rochester, USA, John CriswellUniversity of Rochester, USA
vee-2019-papers10:50 - 11:15
Hao Li , Xuefei XuIntel, China, Jinkui RenIntel, China, Yaozu DongIntel, China
vee-2019-papers11:15 - 11:40
Spoorti DoddamaniBinghamton University, USA, Piush Kumar SinhaBinghamton University, USA, Hui LuBinghamton University, USA, Tsu-Hsiang K. ChengBinghamton University, USA, Hardik H. BagdiBinghamton University, USA, Kartik GopalanBinghamton University, USA
vee-2019-papers11:40 - 12:05
Pierre OlivierVirginia Tech, USA, Daniel ChibaVirginia Tech, USA, Stefan LankesRWTH Aachen University, Germany, Changwoo MinVirginia Tech, USA, Binoy RavindranVirginia Tech, USA