Monthly Archives: May 2008

Xen and KVM Discussion from Ian Pratt

I read a blog posting on the web today at zdnet with comments from Ian about Xen and KVM. I don’t normally post any type of “political” thoughts on this blog but I thought Ian’s comments are worth reading for the community. You can read the article at http://blogs.zdnet.com/virtualization/?p=415.

I think the title of the article is a bit overstated but is the usual media looking for a controversy.

Xen-API Community Project Update

The kickoff meeting for the Xen-API community project is scheduled for May 15, 2008 at 4pm EST. I am still looking for people interested in working on this project and the meeting is open to all Xen.org community members. I will be posting all meeting minutes and activities on the Xen Wiki once the project is underway so attendance at the meetings is not mandatory; however, the first few meetings will be important as we discuss what work items need to be complete and people get a chance to volunteer.

The dial-in information for the meeting is:

US: 1.888.371.8921
Int’l: http://www.btconferencing.com/citrix/globalaccess/
Code: 275279

Virtualization Mini Summit, July 22, 2008 at linuxsymposium 2008

 

linuxsymposium 2008, Ottawa, Canada, July 23 – July 26, 2008 http://www.linuxsymposium.org

The intent of the Virtualization MiniSummit is to provide a forum for attendees to explore all aspects of Linux virtualization. Whether that be the underlying technology, application of the technology in their environment or new tools for managing and doing interesting and new things with virtualized servers.

Attendees can range from those developing virtualization technologies, using virtualization, managing virtualized environments to wanting to learn more about virtualization.

A potential list of topics:

* Review and/or provide deep insight into the fundamentals of specific virtualization technologies
* Exploration of project development opportunities
* Discussion of ideas to improve virtualization technologies
* How virtualized environments can be made manageable
* What’s worked and what has not worked
* New and emerging ideas for virtualizing Linux systems

Presentations

Presentation time slots will be on the order of 50 minutes and should include time for questions (10-15 minutes).

The proposal submission process requires that you submit a proposal and a personal biography that will be displayed on the Virtualization Mini Summit web site at: http://virtminisummit.linux.hp.com. Proposal submissions will be accepted until June 20, 2008. Early submitters will be given preferential consideration.

The proposal is your opportunity to show that your topic has merit and that you have the background to provide an excellent presentation at the virtualization Mini Summit.

Specifications:

Proposal:
# Maximum of 200 words
# Two paragraphs: The first should describe the topic you will be presenting in concise detail; The second should explain why your topic will be of interest to the attendees of the Virtualization Mini Summit.

Biography:
# Maximum of 100 words
# Written in 3rd person
# One paragraph describing your professional work experience, and related projects you are currently or have been involved in.

Papers:
Submission of a paper is not required, but would be greatly appreciated be the Virtualization Mini Summit attendees. Papers and/or Presentations must be submitted by July 16, 2008 so that they can be posted to the Virtualization Mini Summit in time for the event.

Accepted presenters will be provided instructions on submission of presentation, and paper upon notification.

Presentation Submissions

Please login to http://virtminiconf.linux.hp.com and submit to the Virtualization Mini Summit. Please create a login account via the “new user?” link located in the login box on the main page. Login and navigate to the “Call for Presentations” -> “Submit Here” folder. In the upper right drop-down menu “add to folder” your “file” or new “page” with your submittal (see the example template). In the same upper right menu bar, ensure that the content is the state of “private”, only the admin will have access to review the proposal. Please include the following information in your proposal:

Name:
Email Address (will be obscured in posting):
Company/Affiliation:
Title of Proposal:
Short Presentation Abstract: (200 words)
Short Biography: (100 words max.)

Submission Timeline:

  • Abstract submission deadline: Friday, June 20, 2008
  • Presentation acceptance notification before: Wednesday, June 27, 2008
  • Program schedule and abstracts posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2008
  • Paper/Presentation submission: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Virtualization mini summit: Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Xen Summit Final Call for Topics

I am adding two more weeks for open submissions of topics for Xen Summit Boston. May 16 will be the official close of topic submissions so the Program Committee can create the final agenda. Please send your topic request to stephen.spector@xen.org with a brief abstract and title.

Thanks to everyone who already has submitted a topic, the Program Committee will begin reviewing all current submissions next week.