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Thursday, September 7 • 2:15pm - 2:50pm
Let's Build a Linux Just for Wasm! - Andrew Randall & Ralph Squillace, Microsoft

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Not long after Docker popularized the concept of containers, CoreOS came on the scene with a "container-optimized Linux" that was designed for just one thing: deploying Docker containers. What if we took that concept one step further, and built a minimal Linux distribution that came with just the things you need to deploy Wasm modules securely and at scale? This session will introduce work in progress on a Wasm-optimized version of Flatcar Container Linux, a community distro that is, at the time of proposing this session, in the process of submission to the CNCF. We leverage recent developments in systemd to build immutable system extensions that enable a Wasm-optimized version of Flatcar. We will review the benefits to the Wasm community in terms of performance, security and manageability, consider potential directions for future development, and seek feedback and participation in the project.

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Ralph Squillace

Principal Product Manager, Microsoft
Professionally trained in history; don't tell him, because he's professionally suffered in distributed applications for the past 20 years or so. A veteran of OSS wars inside the megacorp, he's thrived as the world changed. He runs Ubuntu at work, except for those times when he does... Read More →
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Andrew Randall

Principal PM Manager, Microsoft
Andy leads Linux strategy and related community projects at Azure, including Flatcar Container Linux. He joined the Azure team at Microsoft through the acquisition of Kinvolk, prior to which he co-founded Tigera and Calico, the cloud native networking and security project. He previously... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2023 2:15pm - 2:50pm PDT
Grand Ballroom F
  Tooling & Ecosystems