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Monday, August 17 • 2:20pm - 2:50pm
ARM: Virtualization Extensions - Marc Zyngier & Thomas Molgaard, ARM Ltd

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The ARM architecture is expanding its presence beyond the traditional embedded device market. Virtualization capabilities were added to the latest revision of the ARMv7 architecture (with processors like Cortex A7 and A15), and this was extended further with ARMv8 (64bit). The design of the virtualization extensions has made it possible to fairly easily port the Xen and KVM hypervisors.

This presentation will give a hypervisor agnostic view of the virtualization extensions from a CPU level, as well as some of the key peripherals developed as part of this. We will also describe some of the techniques that both Xen and KVM use, and present an overview of the ARM virtualization ecosystem.

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Thomas Molgaard

Director of Product Management, ARM
Director of Product Management at ARM, based in Cambridge (UK). Working with a team of Software Product Managers, setting the direction for ARM’s SW activities across Consumer (mobile, wearable) and Enterprise (server and networking) segments. Involved with the Linux Foundation on behalf of ARM since 2013. Before joining ARM, worked with SW platforms for Nokia R&D and the Nokia CTO Office with postings in China, USA and Brazil.
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Marc Zyngier

Software Engineer, ARM Ltd
Marc Zyngier has been toying with the Linux kernel since 1993, and has been involved over time with the RAID subsystem (MD) and all kinds of obsolete architectures (by maintaining the EISA bus). He also messed with consumer electronics, and now co-maintains KVM on ARM(64) as well as some of the IRQ infrastructure (irqchip, irqdomain).

Monday August 17, 2015 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Ravenna AB Sheraton Seattle, 1400 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

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