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Thursday, October 29 • 16:30 - 17:00
Extremely Fast and Efficient NFV with Unikraft - Sharan Santhanam, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

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DPDK is the golden standard for high performance networking, but that performance comes at the cost of high memory consumption, high CPU utilization, and long start-up times. In this talk we introduce a highly efficient port of DPDK to Unikraft, a Linux Foundation open source project consisting of a micro-library operating system and build system that is able to seamlessly generate purpose-built KVM virtual machines. In this talk we will introduce Unikraft and the DPDK port, and show how these make a powerful combination towards building truly high performance, efficient and quick-to-boot virtual functions. In particular, we will show throughput numbers equivalent to Linux while consuming a fraction of the memory it uses, using a single CPU core as opposed to several ones, and significantly reducing boot times on multiple VMMs. Finally, we will show a brief demo of Unikraft in action.

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Sharan Santhanam

Software Specialist, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH

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Thursday October 29, 2020 16:30 - 17:00 GMT
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