Saturday, February 8 • 15:00 - 15:40
VIRTIO 1.0: Paravirtualized I/O devices for KVM and beyond

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Virtio devices provide high-performance, paravirtualized I/O to virtualmachines under KVM and other hypervisors. Virtio offers an extensible and openalternative to emulating proprietary hardware. Virtio is also finding useoutside its traditional virtualization role as a way to provide device accesson new hardware architectures.This talk covers the VIRTIO 1.0 specification which is currently undergoing thestandardization process. It offers new performance improvements, integratesadditional hardware transports, and eliminates earlier design mistakes.The talk gives an overview of the virtio device model and design decisions inthe upcoming VIRTIO 1.0 specification. Developers and anyone interested invirtualization will gain an appreciation for how data is transported fromvirtual machines to physical disks or network adapters.

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Stefan Hajnoczi

Senior Principle Software Engineer, Red Hat
Stefan has been active in QEMU since 2010 and works in Red Hat's virtualization team with a focus on storage. He works on virtio drivers in Linux and helps maintain the block layer and tracing in QEMU. He also organizes and mentors in the Google Summer of Code and Outreachy internship... Read More →

Saturday February 8, 2014 15:00 - 15:40
Workshop room L1 - B410

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