FaaS Boost: When persistent memory meets serverless
Team work: Mouhamadou MANGASSOUBA presented "FaaS Boost: When persistent memory meets serverless" at 3a412 the 1/7/2022 at 10h30.
Persistent memory is a new medium that offers fine-grained access to persistent data at high speed and high density. Unfortunately to date, existing cloud stacks are not designed for this technology. In particular, serverless is fundamentally a stateless paradigm.
We present FaaS Boost, a new Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) platform which allow to build stateful serverless functions on top of a persistent memory data store. Our runtime collocates computation and storage in a single tier. It allows executing a function at the location of its data, or nearby, and it minimizes cold starts with the help of persistent memory.