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Tuesday, October 23 • 14:30 - 15:10
Toro Kernel, A Dedicated Kernel for Microservices - Matias Vara Larsen, Silicon Gears & Cesar Bernardini, Barracuda

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Current cloud infrastructure allows to implement cheap microservices by using VMs and/or containers. When a cloud-based architecture is chosen, microservices are deployed on VMs which are guests that run a General Purpose OS. In this context, we have identified two drawbacks: first, the unnecessary overhead due to the use of a General Purpose OS to run a dedicated application. Second, too many context switches due to the use of several microservices. These main issues prevent cloud architectures to scale well because of multiplying VMs. In this talk, we present Toro a dedicated kernel to run microservices. In Toro, the kernel and the microservices are compiled together which results in a image that can be deployed in a cloud provider. This talk presents Toro by focusing on how the kernel has been optimized to better support microservices.

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Cesar Bernardini

Software Engineer, Barracuda
Cesar Bernardini is a Software Engineer at Barracuda Networks. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Lorraine, France and pursued his career as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Trento in Italy, the University of Innsbruck in Austria and Aalto University in Finland... Read More →
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Matias Vara Larsen

Software Engineer, Silicon Gears
Matias Vara is a software engineer at Silicon-Gear, which is a company in the automotive industry that is located in Barcelona, Spain. Previously, he worked in Citrix, Cambridge at the Ring0 team. He is interested on Operative System development. He started to develop the Toro kernel... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 14:30 - 15:10
Cromdale Hall B
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