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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

Senior Director, Arm
Director of Technology Management at Arm, based in Cambridge (UK). Working with a team of Software Technology Managers, setting the direction for Arm’s open source SW activities across all segments. Involved with the Linaro since 2013, currently serving on the TSC. In a previous... Read More →
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Marc Zyngier

Kernel Nacker, ARM
Marc has been working on the Linux kernel since an unexpected encounter with 0.99pl13 in 1993. His first contribution was merged in 1996 in the form of the original version of the MD driver. Having played with fault tolerant systems at Bull, worked on exotic (and ultimately doomed... Read More →

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

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