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Tuesday, October 23 • 15:50 - 16:30
NVDIMM and Virtualization - George Dunlap, Citrix Systems R&D UK Ltd

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NVDIMM is a standard for allowing non-volatile memory to be exposed to as normal RAM, which can be directly mapped to guests. This simple concept has the potential to dramatically change the way software is written; but also has a number of surprising problems to solve. Furthermore, this area is plagued with incomplete specifications and confusing terminoligy.

This talk will attempt to give an overview of NVDIMMs from an operating system perspective: What the terminology means, how they are discovered and partitioned, issues relating to filesystems, a brief
description of the functionality available in Linux, and so on. It will then describe the various issues and design choices a Xen system has to make in order to allow Xen systems to use NVDIMMs effectively.

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George Dunlap

Principle Software Engineer, Citrix Systems R&D UK Ltd
George Dunlap worked with the Xen project while a graduate student at | the University of Michigan before receiving his PhD in 2006. He is | currently working as Staff Software Engineer for Citrix on the | open-source Xen team in Cambridge, England. He has done work in many... Read More →


Tuesday October 23, 2018 15:50 - 16:30
Menteith Suite, Level -1

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