Multi-Architecture Container Images: Why Bother, and How To

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 4:45 pm5:30 pm

Lisa Seelye, Red Hat


All of us, from the hobbyist to the enterprise solutions architects we are faced with downloading software from the Internet and making it work. The first hurdle is getting the new software to run on our computer and that's where we run into so much trouble.

Too often, containers are produced with just a single CPU architecture in mind. As non-traditional architectures become more common, this "make it work" problem gets harder. But there's a way to continue to make it work with our beloved containers.

Sit in and learn more about how container registries know which container to give you, and what a container even is, how to build container images which support multiple CPU architectures, and why it all even matters.

Lisa Seelye, Red Hat

Lisa is a senior site reliability engineer with Red Hat working on the OpenShift Dedicated product. In her spare time Lisa plays Magic: the Gathering, tinkers with a hobbyist 64-bit ARM Kubernetes cluster and ensure her cat Clyde has plenty of food and sunbeams in which to sleep.

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author = {Lisa Seelye},
title = {Multi-Architecture Container Images: Why Bother, and How To},
year = {2019},
address = {Portland, OR},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = oct,