MIKELANGELO - MIcro KErneL virtualizAtioN for hiGh pErfOrmance cLOud and hpc systems

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The vision of MIKELANGELO project is to make virtual infrastructures ready to run big data, high performance computing, and I/O intensive applications in production.

Cloud and HPC architectures are inefficient. Layers, introduced by legacy and compatibility requirements, result in complexity of software execution, set-up, management and security. MIKELANGELO is targeting the sweet-spot between efficiency, stability and security.

MIKELANGELO consists of a set of technologies and approaches, all aiming to improve IO performance or to help with integration of MIKELANGELO components into larger systems.

With MIKELANGELO we can use unikernel instead of traditional guest operating system in virtualisation. This improves the efficiency, as unikernel is typically very small (50 megabytes), can be loaded in under a second and executes the workload as efficiently as standard guest (eg. Linux). On the host level, using approaches as IOcm and ZeCoRX (KVM modules), we can control the IO performance of the overall virtualised infrastructure on that specific host.

Building on these pillars, supporting infrastructure is built:

  • OSv Application Management
  • Seastar system library for improved parallel performance
  • KVM extensions for IO improvement
  • vRDMA extension
  • vTorque (extensions for PBS Torque)
  • SCAM
  • Snap, instrumentation and supporting framework (



On 18 July 2019, Cyberwatching.eu will organize a webinar in collaboration with the GDPR Cluster projects entitled “GDPR compliance in the emerging technologies”.

Future Events

The 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2019), will be held from August 26 to August 29, 2019 at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

26/08/2019 to 29/08/2019

PROTECTIVE is co-organising the 2nd International Workshop on Cyber Threat Intelligence Management(CyberTIM 2019) as apart of the ARES 2019 conference in the UK on 26-29 August 2019.

26/08/2019 to 29/08/2019