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From Markus Thömmes <>
Subject Re: Warm containers
Date Wed, 06 Sep 2017 05:57:31 GMT
Hi Mandeep,

OpenWhisk relies on container reuse (i.e. using warm containers) heavily to reach its performance
goals. Currently, containers are kept around for a maximum of 10 minutes if they are not replaced
by the need of some other container.

You can refer to this article written by me (shameless self-advertisement) to get some insights
into how our container caching works:

You can refer to the relevant source code here:

Anything more you can think of for your use-case?


Am 06. September 2017 um 07:50 schrieb mandeep gandhi <>:


I was looking for the support of warm containers for JVM and Python based
containers. I have a use case where I want to run some scala/java micro
services and some TensorFlow containers for my workflow.

Now as these containers would take some seconds to get up, I would like to
know -

a. What is the current status for the same?
b. How can we contribute to it if the support is missing?

Mandeep Gandhi

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