It has been a while since we held the Xen Project Developer Summit. All slides have been posted on our slideshare channel (prefixed with XPDS14) and are also available on youtube. Slides and videos are also available on the presentation & video page of our website (again, just search for XPDS14). A few videos are still missing, due to editing issues and will follow shortly.
A few of my personal highlights
Xen 4.4 Retrospective and 4.5 Roadmap
Talk by George Dunlap and Konrad R Wilk covering the how we managed the Xen Project 4.4 release and the 4.5 Roadmap. You may also want to check out information related to our first Xen 4.5 Release candidate.
Xen as High-Performance NFV Platform
Towards Massive Server Consolidation
Although not entirely related, the following talk shows some experiments and improvements to Xen which NEC has performed which allow up to 10K guests to run on a Xen host.
The following talks were interesting and relevant for new use cases, such as automotive, Xen Project in avionics and similar,
- Xen and the Art of Certification – talking about the challenges of certifying software for avionics and making the case that this is achievable for Xen
- Realtime Virtualization in Xen – note that the gDEF scheduler is now part of Xen 4.5
- Porting FreeRTOS to Xen on the ARM Cortex A15 – this talk lays out how Xen is used on a parrot drone and what was involved in porting FreeRTOS to Xen to make this possible.
Unikernels and Library OS’es
If you are interested in Unikernels, check out the following talks:
- Unikernels: Who, What, Where, When, Why – gives a great introduction into Unikernels and explains when and why you may want to use them
- OSv – A Modern Semi-POSIX LibraryOS
- MirageOS 2.0: branch consistency for Xen Stub Domains
Of course, there are many more. Enjoy!