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D5.2 Initial Deployment

Ioan Constantin; Marius Iordache; Cristian Patachia; Franck Messaoudi; Thierry Masson; Stephen Parker; Esteban Martínez; Xavier Peralta; Gabriele Scivoletto; Cristina Basescu; Gaylor Bosson; Felipe Huici; Radu Stoenescu; Razvan Deaconescu; Emil Slusanschi; Mike Rapoport

This Deliverable 5.2 Initial Deployment - Intermediate details the initial deployment status for each of the use-cases, describing the original plan, the current status of the deployment, the issues encountered and the features used during months 12-18. Also the document details the progress done in regards Unikernels security on lightweight virtualization.

This document contains a detailed report of Initial Deployment of real world UNICORE use-cases identified in deliverable D2.3. This report gives for each of six use-cases belonging to the four application domains a short summary of the expected plan at the beginning and focus on the current deployment status by describing the state of each of the use-case and identifying the different difficulties and lack of features found during the implementations in order to fed back the Core WPs. Also it is important to remark the WP3 and WP4 developed features and tools used in the deployment workflow. Also it focus on the enhancements performed to improve the security in lightweight virtualization environments by using the address space isolation techniques that will be integrated in the future.

The goal of the EU-funded UNICORE project is to develop a common code-base and toolchain that will enable software developers to rapidly create secure, portable, scalable, high-performance solutions starting from existing applications. The key to this is to compile an application into very light-weight virtual machines – known as unikernels – where there is no traditional operating system, only the specific bits of operating system functionality that the application needs. The resulting unikernels can then be deployed and run on standard high-volume servers or cloud computing infrastructure.

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