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December 10–13, 2018
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Thursday, December 13 • 3:40pm - 4:15pm
Kata and gVisor: A Quantitative Comparison - Xu Wang, hyper.sh

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In the past year, hyper.sh+intel released Kata Containers, and Google released gVisor. The two projects shared many features:

- both aim to work with kubernetes CRI seamlessly;
- both could be treated as secure container runtimes;
- both introduce some hypervisor technologies to improving isolation.

On the other hand, the two projects have many differences. Kata Containers is a more general solution and could work with existing accelerating technologies, while gVisor provide better flexibility, which means the user could scale up/down a running container easily.

In this session, the speakers will introduce both projects in detail, and make the quantitive comparison between them -- how much footprint/performance costs are introduced by the different methods of isolation; which perform better in standard benchmarks and lifetime workload, etc.

Speakers
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Xu Wang

CTO, HyperHQ
Xu Wang is the CTO and Cofounder of Hyper HQ, and an initial member of Kata Containers Architecture Committee. HyperHQ created hypervisor-based open source container runtime runV (secure as VM, fast as container). runV merged with clear containers from Intel, and become Kata Containers... Read More →



Thursday December 13, 2018 3:40pm - 4:15pm
4C 1/2