5 April 2016
DATE: 5 April 2016. 14:00h
LOCATION: Kristen Nygaards sal (room 5370), Ole Johan Dahl's House.
14:00h Welcome at IFI
14:15h Talk: IncludeOS and unikernels: Minimal, resource efficient virtual machines - Are they secure? 15:00h Discussion
SPEAKER: Alfred Bratterud (HiOA)
ABSTRACT: Unikernels are getting known as single address space machine images, created using library operating systems. In practice they are used to wrap a single service inside a virtual machine without the significant overhead of a general purpose operating system such as Linux or Windows. IncludeOS is a recent addition to the unikernel family developed at HiOA and written from scratch in C++ . While the most well known unikernel projects target Xen paravirtualization, IncludeOS is developed for x86 hardware virtualization. In this talk we give an overview of the IncludeOS architecture compared with other unikernel projects, with an emphasis on identifying potential security benefits.
SPEAKER BIO: MSc. in mathematical logic from IFI at the University of Oslo. Employed since 2011 as Assistant professor at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied science, the largest institution for engineering education in Norway , where I teach C++. I'm currently working on a PhD in the area of cloud computing under the working title "Resrouce efficient Cloud Computing using minimal virtual machines", which lead to the creation of IncludeOS. We have recently received a grant from the Norwegian research council to further develop IncludeOS and leading this work is currently my main focus.