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August 22nd - 24th in Toronto, Canada
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Wednesday, August 24 • 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Optimizing System Libraries (libuv, libnetwork etc) for Co-located Containers in Highly Multi-Tenant Environments - Elton de Souza, IBM

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A traditional assumption of distributed system is the existence of a potentially faulty network, with a slower communication rate than storage or memory to CPU. In the highly multi-tenant container world, such constraints do not hold since several Containers can run within a single operating system instance. However, when native networking becomes a hindrance to flexibility, overlay networks such as Flannel, Weave etc are used to simply architecture which impact performance, often in the 3-4X slower range. In platforms that support higher levels of multi-tenancy, the native networking layer itself becomes a bottleneck between inter-container communication. In this session, we will cover issues uncovered while benchmarking Containers in such a system and patches to system libraries that alleviated the problem.

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Elton de Souza

Technical Leader, z Innovation Lab, IBM
Elton has been at IBM since 2011 & has worked through the JVM stack (VM, GC and JIT). He currently leads the z Innovation Lab where he works on designing & implementing next-gen stacks in the Cloud, Analytics & Mobile space. On a daily basis, he tinkers with run-times, message queues, hypervisors, IoT, blockchain, container orchestration, analytics etc. He's a seasoned speaker at conferences (LinuxCon 2015, Insight 2015, Interconnect 2016, Edge... Read More →


Wednesday August 24, 2016 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Pier 7/8

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