In my blog post from the Xen Summit, I promised to follow up on the Xen Summit once the presentations were posted. Those presentations are now available on Here is a list of the presentations –

Introductory Comments and Xen Status/Roadmaps

Ian Pratt (Citrix, Cambridge), Project Status and Organization

Keir Fraser (Citrix, Cambridge), Roadmap and Releases

Xen Community: A Sampling of Status and Roadmaps

Todd Clayton (Sun), OpenSolaris, Xen and the xVM Project

Clyde Griffin (Novell), Novell Xen Roadmap

Jeremy Fitzhardinge (Citrix, Cambridge), Linux parvirtops status

Aron Griffix (HP), IA64 Update

Add One-half Xen and Stir Briskly

Mick Jordan (Sun), JavaGuest

Gerd Hoffman (Red Hat), Introducing Xenner (Abstract Only Available)

John Zulauf (Intel), Xen Extensions to Enable Modular/3P Device Emulation for HVM

Daniel Berrange(Red Hat), Directions for development & integration of Xen and QEMU

CPUs updates, scheduling, mobile

Tom Woller (AMD), AMD Update

Jun Nakajima (Intel), Intel Update

Scott Rixner (Rice University), Scheduling Pitfalls for I/O-intensive Guests

Sang-bum Suh, Secure Xen on ARM

Xen Networking

Greg Law (SolarFlare), The Convergence of Storage and Server Virtualization

Jose Renato Santos (HP), Netchannel2: Improving Xen Networking Performance

David Edmondson (Sun), OpenSolaris xVM Network Architecture

Xen Memory and Storage

Grzegorz Milos (Cambridge), Memory CoW in Xen

Hitoshi Matsumoto (Fujitsu), SCSI Support Status

Dutch T. Meyer (University of British Columbia), Parallax, A VM Storage Infrastruture

Xen Security

Vedvyas Shanbhogue(Intel), VIS:Virtualization-based Integrity Services

Derek Murray (University of Cambridge), Improving Xen security through domain-zero disaggregation

Joseph Cihula (Intel), Trusted Boot – Verifying the Xen Launch

Xen Deployment

Roman Marxer (Google) – A Xen Based High Availability Cluster)

Dave Lively (Virtual Iron), Running Xen Diskless

Brendan Cully (University of British Columbia), High Speed Checkpointing for High Availability

Donald Dugger (Intel), Updating Xen for the Client Environment

Padmashree K Apparao(Intel), Characterization and Analysis of a Server Consolidation Benchmark

Frank Martin (Oracle), Virtualization of Enterprise DataCenters Using Xen

As you can see from this list, there is wide industry participation in the Xen hypervisor open source project. In this Xen Summit alone there were six presentations from Intel, three presentations from Sun and Red Hat, and two from HP and three from Citrix. In the Spring 2007 Xen Summit, there were eight presentations by IBM, three presentations by HP, two presentations by AMD, three by Red Hat, and seven by XenSource/Citrix. The Xen Open Source hypervisor is pulling in the creativity, innovation, knowledge and experience of a wide range of industry heavyweights. This effort is completely focused on building a highly scalable, stable and a powerful 64 bit virtualization engine.

I will be blogging about some of the individual presentations form the Fall 2007 Xen Summit later.

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