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Boston Linux Meeting Reminder tomorrow, November 18, 2009 AMD-V: AMD64 virtualization extension

When:      November 18, 2009 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic:     AMD-V: AMD64 virtualization extension
Moderator: Shankar Viswan
Location:  MIT Building E51, Room 325

Shankar Viswanathan will describe the details of the hardware
virtualization features implemented in AMD64 processors. Named AMD-V
(formerly codenamed "Pacifica"), these architecture extensions greatly
reduce the overhead involved in running multiple guest operating systems
on top of the Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM). Shankar will discuss how
AMD-V handles tasks such as saving and restoring OS state, how memory
and paging is handled and give a brief overview of how IO peripherals
are virtualized. A rough knowledge of the x86 architecture is
beneficial, but not a prerequisite for this talk.

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or on Amherst St.

Additionally please note that the next Installfest is Saturday December
5th, 2009.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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