Slacker: Fast Distribution with Lazy Docker Containers

@inproceedings{Harter2016SlackerFD,
  title={Slacker: Fast Distribution with Lazy Docker Containers},
  author={Tyler Harter and Brandon Salmon and Rose C Liu and Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau},
  booktitle={FAST},
  year={2016}
}
Containerized applications are becoming increasingly popular, but unfortunately, current containerdeployment methods are very slow. We develop a new container benchmark, HelloBench, to evaluate the startup times of 57 different containerized applications. We use HelloBench to analyze workloads in detail, studying the block I/O patterns exhibited during startup and compressibility of container images. Our analysis shows that pulling packages accounts for 76% of container start time, but only 6.4… CONTINUE READING
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