Interview with Todd Deshane and Patrick F. Wilbur who are leading the Xen training class on Sunday at USENIX.
From Clarkson University, http://web2.clarkson.edu/news/view.php?id=2028.
Also, the Xen training day session for USENIX is the second most registered for class at USENIX Technical Conference; we are only 1 person behind the most registered for class so I expect it to be a photo finish.
Ian Pratt gave the Keynote address at the USENIX NSDI 2008 event last week. Here is a link to the USENIX NSDI site: http://www.usenix.org/events/nsdi08/tech/tech.html. Ian’s slides are available in pdf (ian-nsdi-keynote-apr2008.pdf). I don’t know if a video was taken of the presentation but will watch the USENIX site just in case.
Prentice Hall has released a sample chapter from the book Running Xen: A Hands-On Guide to the Art of Virtualization at http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1187966. Some of the book’s authors will be leading the Xen workshop at USENIX Technical Conference in Boston and possibly presenting at Xen Summit. If you are looking for a good book on the Xen hypervisor, I suggest taking a look at Running Xen.
As part of Xen Summit being co-located with the USENIX Annual Technical Conference in Boston, Xen.org is hosting a 1 day training session on the Xen hypervisor. Thanks to everyone who offered their assistance to run the training session. The session is currently listed at http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix08/training/tutonefile.html#s4 with Todd Deshane and Patrick Wilbur from Clarkson University leading the effort with myself in limited support. The training is being held Sunday June 22 and everyone in the community is invited to attend.
The Xen Summit Boston 2008 registration site is live at https://db.usenix.org/cgi-bin/Conference/xen08/reg.cgi. The event is held over two days, June 23 – 24 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and a $75 discount is offered to anyone wishing to also attend the USENIX Annual Technical Conference. If you have any questions, please add them to the Comments below so I can answer for the community. I will also be putting out an email to the usual xen.org mailing lists.
Finally, the event costs $250 which is standard for previous Xen Summits and all monies collected will be used to cover costs of the room rental, audio/visual equipment, food, evening out on the 23rd, etc. In the past, students received discounts and I will continue that tradition. Please contact me directly if you are a student interested in attending.