Operating systems (OS) provide the interface for programs to access privileged hardware and decide which programs can access system resources, when they can access them and for how long. Within the OS kernel, these decisions are made during scheduling, workload placement and mapping, resource accounting and various kinds of application and VM introspection.
Current serverless and micro-service architectures rely on existing system software to preserve compatibility and minimize development effort. However, they also inherit the latencies and overheads that existing systems carry with them.
Although the loss of audibility associated with age-related hearing loss is relatively easy to address via ap- propriate frequency-gain amplification used in today's hearing aids, difficulty hearing in noisy environments is not.
Containerization has recently gained significant interest among cloud providers and users due to its ease of deployment and lightweight virtualization capabilities. The key feature of these approaches is the sharing of a single Linux OS instance among each active container environment.
We observe that the OS and database communities face a similar challenge: how do we optimize systems to exploit the characteristics of specialized hardware without sacrificing the flexibility of general-purpose designs?