Embedded Systems Week 2020: NEC’s presentation

Embedded Systems Week 2020: NEC’s presentation

Representative of NEC Labs Europe, Sharan Santhanam, presented the session “Work-in-Progress: Towards Highly Specialized, POSIX-compliant Software Stacks with Unikraft”, at the online Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK) 2020 on September 20, at 2:00 PM.

The Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK) is the premier event covering all aspects of hardware and software design for smart, intelligent and connected computing systems. By bringing together three leading conferences (CASES, CODES+ISSS, EMSOFT), a symposium (NOCS) and several workshops and tutorials, ESWEEK allows attendees to benefit from a wide range of topics covering the state of the art in embedded systems research and development.

In Sharan’s talk, he presented Unikraft, a fully micro-library operating system and build tool which allows for building specialized OSes and software stacks targeting one application, while removing unneeded functionality. As a proof of concept, they port Unikraft to the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and to a Xilinx Ultra96-V2. On these boards, Unikraft is able to boot in 88-158 milliseconds, consume only hundreds of KBs of memory when running real-world applications such as NGINX and ML frameworks such as PyTorch, while providing visible reductions in power consumption compared to Linux distributions.

You can still watch the session online, don’t miss the opportunity!

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