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Unikraft and the Coming of Age of Unikernels. / Lefeuvre, Hugo; Gain, Gaulthier; Dinca, Daniel; Jung, Alexander; Kuenzer, Simon; Bădoiu, Vlad-Andrei; Deaconescu, Răzvan; Mathy, Laurent; Raiciu, Costin; Olivier, Pierre; Huici, Felipe.

In: ;login, 12.07.2021.

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Lefeuvre, H, Gain, G, Dinca, D, Jung, A, Kuenzer, S, Bădoiu, V-A, Deaconescu, R, Mathy, L, Raiciu, C, Olivier, P & Huici, F 2021, 'Unikraft and the Coming of Age of Unikernels' ;login. <https://www.usenix.org/publications/loginonline/unikraft-and-coming-age-unikernels>

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Lefeuvre, H., Gain, G., Dinca, D., Jung, A., Kuenzer, S., Bădoiu, V-A., Deaconescu, R., Mathy, L., Raiciu, C., Olivier, P., & Huici, F. (2021). Unikraft and the Coming of Age of Unikernels. ;login. https://www.usenix.org/publications/loginonline/unikraft-and-coming-age-unikernels

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Lefeuvre H, Gain G, Dinca D, Jung A, Kuenzer S, Bădoiu V-A et al. Unikraft and the Coming of Age of Unikernels. ;login. 2021 Jul 12.

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Lefeuvre, Hugo ; Gain, Gaulthier ; Dinca, Daniel ; Jung, Alexander ; Kuenzer, Simon ; Bădoiu, Vlad-Andrei ; Deaconescu, Răzvan ; Mathy, Laurent ; Raiciu, Costin ; Olivier, Pierre ; Huici, Felipe. / Unikraft and the Coming of Age of Unikernels. In: ;login. 2021.

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