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Saturday, February 8 • 12:30 - 13:10
Virtual vs physical machines - what's the difference to software?

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Application developers, SW engineers and test designers have found virtual machines in the data-center and now in the cloud to be a powerful, cheap and efficient source of compute resources. But, what is the difference between a VM and real HW? And, why should you care? In this talk, we will explore the differences between virtual and physical machines, understand when software needs to know it's virtualized and what developers and testers should do differently to accommodate both virtual and physical environments.

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Karen Noel

Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Karen Noel is a Senior Software Engineering Manager in Red Hat's Platform Engineering department. Her group of developers drive and contribute to KVM technology in the Linux kernel and in QEMU, both upstream and in Red Hat products, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), RHEL OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV). Karen has a background as a kernel developer and has been working on virtualization technologies since... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 12:30 - 13:10
Lecture room D1

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