Thursday, July 23, 2015

Links of the day 23 - 05 - 2015

Today's links 23/05/2015: #EC2 + #docker = #PaaS , cpu pipeline side channel attack, packetized memory interfaces

  • Empire : self-hosted PaaS called Empire. Empire provides a 12 factor-compatible, Docker-based container cluster built on top of Amazon's robust EC2 Container Service(ECS), complete with a full-featured command line interface.
  • Hardware Side Channels in the Cloud : attacks which targets co-located virtual machines in the cloud. This attack exploits the CPU’s pipeline as opposed to cache tiers which are often used in side channel attacks.
  • Applications for Packetized Memory Interfaces : interesting thesis where teh author propose to abstract away the underlying timing characteristics of the memory technology and allow greater flexibility in the design of memory hierarchies by using packetized memory. However i am not sure yet how this differ from Numascale and consort..