Recorded: August 3, 2016

Solo5 Unikernel implements a unikernel base, the lowest layer of code inside a unikernel, which in turn interacts with the hardware abstraction exposed by the hypervisor and forms a platform for building language runtimes and applications. Solo5 currently interfaces with the MirageOS ecosystem, enabling Mirage unikernels to run on either Linux KVM/QEMU or a specialized “unikernel monitor” called “ukvm,” which is also available in the code repository. IBM Research Staff Member Dan Williams provides a deep dive into this emerging cloud technology.

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