The community, creator of the open source Xen hypervisor, is hosting our North American Xen Summit event this February 24 – 25, 2009 at Oracle’s HQ in Redwood City, CA. This event brings together developers, users, and researchers of the Xen hypervisor for a 2 day conference on all things Xen.  The topic abstracts are now available for review with the final agenda to be published later this week at Some of the speakers at this event include:

•    Ian Pratt -  Project Leader of
•    Keir Fraser – “Gatekeeper of”
•    Dan Magenheimer – Xen guru of memory form Oracle
•    Jeremy Fitzhardinge -  PVOPS Xen master (includes a demo!)
•    Eddie Dong -  Status of SR-IOV from Intel
•    Ben Serebrin -  Cross-vendor migration from AMD
•    Andrew Warfield – Dual Citizen of Citrix &  Univ of British Columbia
•    Chuck Yoo – Korea University on Real-Time VMM
•    Many others…

Even if you have never participated in the community, I strongly encourage you to consider attending this event. As an open event, you will have the opportunity to learn first hand what the Xen community is planning for future releases, what researchers are doing with Xen to enable future industry trends, and how users are leveraging the powerful Xen hypervisor to solve critical and complex problems. For Citrix XenSever customers, this event provides a glimpse into the “behind the scenes” efforts for the Xen platform that supports the XenServer product family.

Registration is only $215 including a great Xen Summit jacket, evening out at the Computer History Museum, and the chance to mingle with the Xen community. Registration is at

I look forward to seeing everyone later this month for Xen Summit North America at Oracle 2009.