Sessions at FOSDEM 2012 about Virtualization and xen with video

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Sunday 5th February 2012

  • The Wild West of UNIX I/O, and how we might tame it

    by Anil Madhavapeddy

    This talk will firstly discuss the impossibility of using current APIs efficiently (via benchmarks on a diverse set of hardware (from many-core AMDs to the experimental Intel SCC). Finally, I will describe our work on introducing a hierarchical name system and extended socket API that adds support for automatic transport selection and reconfigurable sockets. This permits many NUMA-related optimisations on single hosts, for VMs to switch to shared memory communication if on the same physical host, and for seamless network-wide protocol upgrades to multi path TCP or TCPcrypt.

    At 12:00pm to 12:50pm, Sunday 5th February

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