June 29th 2020, 14:30–15:30
Title: Evaluating unikernels for HPC applications
Abstract: Unikernels are lightweight single-application operating systems. They are designed to run as virtual machines, but some are able to run on bare metal too. They are quite popular in the system research community due to the increase of performance they can provide. By reducing the system call overhead and the OS-noise, they might be a good alternative to containers for HPC applications. This report evaluate the suitability of unikernels for HPC applications. This is done by conducting stability and performance studies with the Bots benchmarks and the Rodinias benchmarks. They are performed on multi-core architectures, on single node.