August 19-21 - Co-Located Events
August 21-23 - Conference
Hilton San Diego Bayfront - San Diego, CA
More information for Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America 2019
Wednesday, August 21 • 11:30am - 12:05pm
Challenges of using Containers to Run Graphical Embedded Systems - Diego Rondini & Nicola La Gloria, Kynetics*

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Despite their quick success and adoption, containers are already a well established technology and their use is steadily rising also in the embedded community. However the specific requirements of an embedded system set new challenges like running demanding graphical applications.
While containers’ most common use case is to easily deploy headless server applications, graphical subsystem containerization is heavily dependent on the SOC GPU architecture.
This session will provide an overview of the challenges encountered running X11 and Wayland applications inside docker containers on ARM SOCs. In particular we will focus on new advantages with respect to a traditional monolithic embedded OS but considering also container drawbacks and limitations.
In our journey we’ll share our considerations and results with respect to different software setups, security & isolation, support for accelerated graphics and video decoding which are not an option on systems featuring a GUI.

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Diego Rondini

Embedded Engineer, Kynetics
Diego Rondini has been working for several years on embedded software, with particular focus on tailored embedded OSes based on either Android or "pure" Linux making use of the Yocto Project. He has been responsible in Kynetics of several ARM board ports to Android and Linux, including... Read More →
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Nicola La Gloria

CEO, Kynetics LLC
Co­-founder and CEO of Kynetics, an Embedded Software full stack development company. He works primarily on IoT architectures, embracing both embedded and backend development. 
Nicola led the development of the OS and app store for one of the first Android smart watches and he... Read More →

Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:30am - 12:05pm PDT
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  Embedded Linux Conference
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