Monthly Archives: July 2009

Weekly Update Delayed this Week

This week’s community update will be delayed until Monday instead of this Friday as I will traveling this week from Thursday until Sunday night.

For those of you with amazing eyes and the keen ability to pick someone out from a large crowd, feel free to watch the end of the Tour de France this Sunday in Paris and look for me.

Also, I will be in Cambridge, UK for 1 more week and want to make sure I take advantage of the time to interview developers for the video series. Please let me know if there is anyone that you are interested in having me tape. Developer Interview Series III

Welcome to a new feature in the community – developer video interviews!

The third video in the series  is a 7 minute interview with Stefano Stabellini. (80 MB) Video Embedded: Stefano Stabellini Developer Interview July 21, 2009 from xencom_mgr on Vimeo.


Please send me any developers you are interested in having me interview.

Xen Summit North America 2010 Proposal


I have started looking for possible locations and dates for our Xen Summit North America 2010 event and have an option for your consideration. I have added my thoughts after presenting the basic information.

Dates:  Week of March 13th
Location: Pittsburgh, PA  (Sheraton Station Square)
Event: ACM ASPLOS XV Conference (  / VEE [March 17-19] (

•    I like the idea of co-locating the Xen Summit with the VEE event
•    Costs – anytime we co-locate our event we can save budget costs

•    Location – Pittsburgh is not an International friendly airport ; would require an additional flight within US for European and Asian attendees
•    Dates – We would need to host our event after VEE (20-21) which is a Saturday-Sunday which I am not a fan of or before VEE (15-16) but am not sure that is an option for us
•    Attendee – I don’t know of any Xen developers in the Pittsburgh area so this would require EVERYONE to need a hotel

So, what are your thoughts?  I am still looking for other dates/locations/etc and am open to all suggestions.

Call for Papers – PDP 2010

PDP 2010 – The 18th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-Based Computing.
17-19 February 2010, Pisa, Italy,

Special Session on
“Virtualization in Distributed Systems”
Paper submission deadline: July, 27th, 2009
Virtualization technologies in the distributed systems community are raising significant interest. The widespread deployment and the native support for hardware-assisted virtualization in the AMD and Intel processors available in today’s desktops and computer clusters enable research challenges to be solved more efficiently. Virtualization technologies include virtual machines, virtual networks, virtual data, virtual storage, virtual applications, and virtual instruments. Distributed computing includes Grid computing, cluster computing, peer-to-peer computing and mobile computing.
The special session on Virtualization in Distributed Systems is intended to be a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of virtualization technologies for distributed systems, the challenges and opportunities offered by the development of virtualization solutions themselves, as well as case studies in the applications of virtualization in distributed systems and in particular in Grid computing. The general venue will be a good occasion to share, to learn, and to discuss the latest results in this field of research.
The workshop program will include presentations of peer-reviewed papers. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
·    virtualization solutions for distributed systems,
·    virtualized computer clusters
·    virtualization and Grid computing environments
·    performance and evaluation of virtualization in distributed systems
·    virtualization enabled hardware,
·    applications of virtualization technologies in Grid computing
·    high-speed interconnect and virtualized I/O for virtualization solutions
·    virtualized I/O and storage.
Important dates
·    Papers due: July 27th, 2009
·    Acceptance notification: October 5th, 2009
·    Camera-ready versions: October 30th, 2009
Submission guidelines
Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 5000 words in length and including a 150-200 word abstract. To facilitate an anonymous reviewing process, the first page of the paper should contain only the title and abstract. Proceedings will be published by IEEE CS. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present the paper at the Conference.
Papers submitted for the workshops or special sessions must be submitted through the conference submission system with an indication of the name of the workshop/special session. Papers must adhere to the formatting rules of the conference and will undergo the same review process as other papers submitted to the conference.
Paper submission will be open one month before the actual submission deadline. Submissions will be handled through Submission instructions will be hosted on this page.
Session Chair:
Thierry Delaitre, University of Westminster, UK

Program Committee:
Mark Baker, University of Reading, UK
Garry Smith, University of Reading, UK
Gabor Terstiansky, University of Westminster, UK
Thierry Delaitre, University of Westminster, UK
Tamas Kiss, University of Westminster, UK
Sebastien Goasguen, Clemson University, USA
Geoffroy Vallee, ORNL, USA
Hong Ong, ORNL, USA
Gabor Kecskemeti, SZTAKI, HU
Previous Sessions
·    2nd Special Session: VDS09
·    1st Special SessionVDS08
Contact Information
Email contact:

The University of Westminster is a charity and a company limited by guarantee. Registration number: 977818 England. Registered Office: 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW.

Xen Summit Asia – Planning Schedule

Xen Community:

I wanted to share with everyone the schedule for the next few months in putting together the Xen Summit Asia event in China. Please take note of the dates if you intend to present or be a part of the program committee.

Program Committee (August 1 – August 15, 2009) :  Anyone interested in volunteering to be on the event Program Committee can submit their interest to me via email during this time period

Topic Submission (August 15, 2009 – October 31, 2009): Anyone interested in submitting a topic for presenting at Xen Summit Asia can leverage the new online topic registration system.

Final Event Agenda (November 5, 2009):  I anticipate having the final event agenda approved by the Program Committee by early November.

I look forward to a great event at Intel in China this year and want to thank Intel and Citrix China for sponsoring the event this year.