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Xen hypervisor
Learn about Xen Project power management: how the requirements change in the embedded space and how this change can unite the hypervisor and power manager functions.

Xen Project Hypervisor: Virtualization and Power Management are Coalescing into an Energy-Aware Hypervisor

Power management in the Xen Project Hypervisor historically targets server applications to improve power consumption and heat management in data centers reducing electricity and cooling costs. In the embedded space, the Xen Project Hypervisor faces very different applications, architectures and...
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Xen Project Developer and Design Summit

The Xen Developer and Design Summit brings together the Xen Project’s community of developers and power users for their annual conference. The conference is about sharing ideas and the latest developments, sharing experience, planning, collaboration and above all to have fun and to meet the...
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Xen Project Contributor Spotlight: Stefano Stabellini

The Xen Project is comprised of a diverse set of member companies and contributors that are committed to the growth and success of the Xen Project Hypervisor. The Xen Project Hypervisor is a staple technology for server and cloud vendors, and is gaining traction in the embedded, security and...
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Xen Project Contributor Spotlight: Kevin Tian

The Xen Project is comprised of a diverse set of member companies and contributors that are committed to the growth and success of the Xen Project Hypervisor. The Xen Project Hypervisor is a staple technology for server and cloud vendors, and is gaining traction in the embedded, security and...
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Xen Project Member Spotlight: Bitdefender

The Xen Project is comprised of a diverse set of member companies and contributors that are committed to the growth and success of the Xen Project Hypervisor. The Xen Project Hypervisor is a staple technology for server and cloud vendors, and is gaining traction in the embedded, security and...
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Florian Schmidt
In this talk from Xen Summit, Florian Schmidt, a researcher at NEC Europe, describes uniprof, a unikernel performance profiler that can also be used for debugging.

uniprof: Transparent Unikernel for Performance Profiling and Debugging

Unikernels are small and fast and give Docker a run for its money, while at the same time still giving stronger features of isolation, says Florian Schmidt, a researcher at NEC Europe, who has developed uniprof, a unikernel performance profiler that can also be used for debugging. Schmidt explained...
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Xen Hypervisor Patched for Privilege Escalation and Information Leak Flaws

The Xen Project has fixed five new vulnerabilities in the widely used Xen virtualization hypervisor. The flaws could allow attackers to break out of virtual machines and access sensitive information from host systems. According to an analysis by the security team of Qubes OS, an operating system...
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Lars Kurth
Lars Kurth explains what he will be covering in his upcoming talks at Open Source Summit in Los Angeles.

A Realistic Approach to Mixing Open Source Licenses

At the upcoming Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, Lars Kurth, director of Open Source Solutions at Citrix and chair of the Advisory Board of the Xen Project at The Linux Foundation, will be delivering a wealth of practical advice in two conference talks. The first talk is “Mixed License FOSS...
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How Google Turned Open Source Into A Key Differentiator For Its Cloud Platform

Open source software has come of its age. Today it’s impossible to think of a platform company that doesn’t have an open source strategy. Even Microsoft – a company that once compared open source to cancer – has embraced it fully. Of course, we have companies like CloudBees, Red Hat and Docker that...
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Xen Linux
A lot of the work of adding new functionality to Xen is done in the Linux kernel. We look at some highlights of Xen related work that's been done in the past year and what’s expected in the near future.

Xen Related Work in the Linux Kernel: Current and Future Plans

The Linux kernel contains a lot of code support for Xen. This code isn't just meant to optimize Linux to run as a virtualized guest. As a type 1 hypervisor, Xen relies a lot on the support of the operating system running as dom0. Although other operating systems can be used as dom0, Linux is the...
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