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Open Network Summit 2019

BY Melissa Evers-Hood ON Sep 23, 2019

I’m here at Open Networking Summit - Europe. Yesterday, the Linux* Foundation announced the renaming of "ONS - Open Networking Summit" to "ONES - Open Networking and Edge Summit", embracing the reality that Edge Computing is now central to the fundamental evolution of today’s network. Consistent with this recognition, #IntelOpenSource announced some major milestones in Project Celadon, our fully open source implementation of Google’s Android* Operating System for Intel® architectures. We announced several things today that I’d like to share with you:

We’ve found that in order to meet expanding needs for workload support across Client, Edge and Cloud, a growing number of developers were interested in leveraging the existing Android ecosystem and services that allow for building with robust developer tooling and well established UI’s. Those developer interests compounded with the significant momentum of workload consolidation use cases prompted us to respond with the newly open sourced capability to deploy Celadon in a variety of infrastructure architectures - Bare Metal, Virtual Machine, and Containers.

In case this wasn’t exciting enough, we have also open sourced this with the newly released Android 10, formerly known as Android Q. While Android 10 is at a pre-production state today, the Android P implementation for Apollo Lake is CTS compliant and ready for Google Services and your products.

Today at ONS - we talked not only about why the market is screaming for Android in VMs and Containers and the announcements above, but we also showed some fun demos.

  • One of those is a demo of Celadon in VM to build a secure payment, smart vehicle powering terminal. See demo was built using @StarlingX under the #OpenInfrastructure Foundation and hardened as an @Akraino blueprint in @LF_Edge.
  • We also showed a demo of a cloud gaming platform, running Celadon in a Container - enabling Celadon at a density of ~100 instances per server today, with a desire to drive this higher with even lower latencies in the future. See
  • Another demo that I didn’t show was a Linux Client that runs not only Celadon, but also Windows10. It is available here - check it out!!

Folks at the talk were lucky enough to receive a USB stick that boots Celadon off of USB to play with these new capabilities. If you are still at ONS, come by the LF Edge booth - the extras will be there until they are gone.

The future of Edge computing is built around workload consolidation, and one of the key workloads will be based on Celadon. To learn more, please go to and join the community, contribute the features you care about, and accelerate what’s possible by merging the amazing #AndroidDev ecosystem with the future of #EdgeComputing.