HIL: designing an exokernel for the data center
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Kaynar, Emine Ugur
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CitationJason Hennessey, Sahil Tikale, Ata Turk, Emine Ugur Kaynar, Chris Hill, Peter Desnoyers, and Orran Krieger. 2016. HIL: Designing an Exokernel for the Data Center. In Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC '16), Marcos K. Aguilera, Brian Cooper, and Yanlei Diao (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 155-168. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2987550.2987588
We propose a new Exokernel-like layer to allow mutually untrusting physically deployed services to efficiently share the resources of a data center. We believe that such a layer offers not only efficiency gains, but may also enable new economic models, new applications, and new security-sensitive uses. A prototype (currently in active use) demonstrates that the proposed layer is viable, and can support a variety of existing provisioning tools and use cases.