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Wednesday, August 19 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
virtio 1 - why do it? and are we there yet? - Michael S. Tsirkin

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The purpose of VIRTIO is to ensure that virtual environments and guests have a straightforward, efficient, standard, and extensible mechanism for virtual devices. First version of the Virtio 1 specification was approved a year ago: 31 August 2014. In this presentation, Michael S. Tsirkin will review the features and benefits of the virtio 1 specification, provide an update on the current status of the implementations and the challenges they face and look forwad to how we may address those challenges. Michael will review the new developments in virtio since the first release, and suggest ways one can contribute to virtio development.


Michael S. Tsirkin

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Michael S. Tsirkin works on KVM at Red Hat. He is the chair of the virtio technical committee; virtio is the basis of most para-virtualized solutions in use with KVM today. He is the maintainer of virtio and vhost subsystems in Linux as well as PC and PCI subsystems in QEMU. On several occasions he has been recognized as one of the most prolific reviewers and contributors of code to Linux and QEMU. Michael's past speaking experience includes... Read More →

Wednesday August 19, 2015 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom A

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