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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 27 February 2008 NYLUG: Jim Gleason on KVM, The Nex
NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 27 February 2008 NYLUG: Jim Gleason on KVM, The Next Wave of Virtualization
25 Feb 2008 07:40:02 -0500
what="official NYLUG announcement"
note="meeting is at IBM, not Google; must rsvp">
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Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 13:45:01 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [nylug-announce] NYLUG presents (2/27) Jim Gleason on KVM, The Next
Wave of Virtualization
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
590 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
corner of 57th Street
** RSVP Closes at 4:30pm the day of the meeting (sharp!) ***
Please RSVP for EVERY meeting at this time.
Register at http://rsvp.nylug.org/
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PLEASE NOTE: This meeting is at IBM, not Google!
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The Next Wave of Virtualization
Kernel-based Virtual Machine and its impact on the desktop
Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a Linux kernel
virtualization infrastructure and open source hypervisor that
provides both full and para-virtualization capabilities for Linux
on commodity x86 hardware that contain the virtualization
extensions from Intel and AMD. KVM is currently implemented as a
loadable Linux kernel module. In late 2006, it was first included
in Linux kernel 2.6.20 and and first shipped with OpenSuse 10.1
and Fedora 6.
Since is is part of Linux, KVM leverages the scheduler, memory
management and other key resources in the Linux kernel, unlike
VMware and Xen which must create their own custom mechanisms.
Thus, KVM development focuses exclusively on the next-wave
virtualization, while Xen and VMWare must also maintain these
'forked' non-Linux resources.
All of the core KVM developers, including Avi Kavity, work at
the firm, Qumranet, which launched a desktop virtualization
solution called Solid ICE that leverages KVM. Qumranet is the
creator, maintainer and global sponsor of the KVM Open Source
Hypervisor Project. Other high-ranking Linux kernel developers
such as Rusty Russell and Anthony Liguori of IBM, Ingo Molnar
of Red Hat, and Andrea Archangeli formerly of Novell, devote
most of their time to KVM development.
What is the Next Wave of Virtualization?
Qumranet has gone beyond conventional server virtualization
and application streaming by completely virtualizing end users'
desktop machines. From a browser on a thin client or PC, users
access their desktop work environment over the network via a
virtual machine running on a centralized server. The end result
is a seamless end user work experience, just like a physical PC
on a LAN.
This is a high-level talk which will focus on the breakthrough
Linux technology KVM, and its impact on the virtualization
* KVM Homepage
* Kernel-based Virtual Machine
* KernelTrap interview with Avi Kavity
* Ubuntu chooses KVM
* Red Hat Endorses KVM
* KVM on OpenSuSE
* LinuxJournal: Installing and Configuring KVM
About Jim Gleason:
Jim has been providing emerging technology to early adopters in
the Financial Serivces Sector for the past ten years. Widely
regarded as the person who brought Linux to Wall Street, Jim sold
the first production Linux cluster to Goldman Sachs in 1998. Jim
was also an early Internet pioneer having closed deals for the
first official web sites of Charles Schwab, VISA, and all of
Hewlett-Packard's original web sites in 1993.
Jim is also the Founder of the NY Linux Users Group and currently
works at Qumranet in the capacity of Vice President of Sales.
Please note that this meeting will be held at IBM, 590 Madison Ave,
12th floor, corner of 57th Street, and not at Google. This is
the building with the IBM logo on the front of the building.
Our friends at Prentice-Hall kindly provide us with review copies
of various new titles. One of these could be yours, all you have
to do is agree to review the book within a reasonable period of
Swag (Give Away):
During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given
After the meeting ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
over at TGI Fridays located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th
Street, second floor. Northeast corner.
We are rounding up a group that wants to learn Python. This would
be a great time to attend our workshop.
Those interested in working on the new NYLYG Web site are
strongly encouraged to attend also. Work has just begun on the
new NYLUG Jobs site.
The workshops meet every other Tuesday, at the NY Public Library,
Hudson Park Branch. 66 Leroy St. NY NY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Next meeting is March 4th, followed by March 18th.
See the calendar at: http://tighturl.com/fp
Please see our home page at http://www.nylug.org for the HTMLized
version of this announcement, our archives, and a lot of other good
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