Kata Containers Performance Evaluation and Optimization on Arm64

Jia He at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020

Kata Containers builds extremely lightweight virtual machines that seamlessly plug into the containers ecosystem. It is a multi-architecture project which has been supported on X86, aarch64, ppc, s390. Jia He will introduce current status of kata containers on aarch64, focusing on the performance evaluation on aarch64. Includes: 1. metrics report: boot time, memory footprint, network and storage io. 2. Real-life test case includes nginx, redis and tensorflow 3. Kata containers vs runc containers Besides, Jia He will also introduce what Arm container team has done to optimize the performance: 1. virtiofs enablement and bugfix 2. nvdimm support and bugfix 3. kvm ptp enablement 4. Misc performance optimization