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In recent years unikernels have shown immense performance potential (e.g., boot times of only a few ms, image sizes of only hundreds of KBs).The fundamental drawback of unikernels is that they require that applications be manually ported to the underlying minimalistic OS, needing both expert work and often considerable amount of time.
The Unikraft project provides a unikernel code base and build system that significantly simplifies the building of unikernels. In addition to support for a number CPU architectures, languages and frameworks, Unikraft provides debugging and tracing features that are generally sorely missing from unikernel projects. In this talk we will talk about these features, show a set of preliminary performance numbers, and provide a roadmap for the project's future.