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KVM Forum 2011

Vancouver Canada, August 15-16, 2011

The KVM Forum 2011 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver in Vancouver, Canada on August 15-16, 2011. We will be co-located with LinuxCon North America 2011


KVM is an industry leading open source hypervisor that provides an ideal platform for datacenter virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure, and cloud computing. Once again, it's time to bring together the community of developers and users that define the KVM ecosystem for our annual technical conference. We will discuss the current state of affairs and plan for the future of KVM, its surrounding infrastructure, and management tools. So mark your calendar and join us in advancing KVM.


Blog posts


KVM Forum 2011 CFP (now closed, see Schedule)


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Hotel and Travel

The KVM Forum 2011 will be held in Vancouver BC at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. See the Linux Foundation's KVM Forum page for more details on hotels and travel.


Monday, August 15th

Time Title Speaker
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
09:15 - 09:30 Keynote Avi Kivity
09:30 - 10:00 KVM on the IBM POWER7 Processor Paul Mackerras
10:00 - 10:30 VFIO: PCI device assignment breaks free of KVM Alex Williamson
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:15 The reinvention of qcow2 Kevin Wolf
11:15 - 11:45 Virtio SCSI: An alternative virtualized storage stack for KVM Stefan Hajnoczi & Paolo Bonzini
11:45 - 12:15 Native Linux KVM tool Asias He
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
Track 1 Track 2
Time Title Speaker Title Speaker
13:30 - 14:00 What's coming from the MM for KVM Andrea Arcangeli KVM on Embedded Power Architecture Platforms Stuart Yoder
14:00 - 14:30 Guest memory resizing - free page hinting & more Rik van Riel Using KVM as a Real-Time Hypervisor Jan Kiszka
14:30 - 15:00 Optimizing Your KVM Instances Mark Wagner Experiences porting KVM to SmartOS Bryan Cantrill
15:00 - 15:20 Break
15:20 - 15:50 virtio networking status update and case study Michael S. Tsirkin Introduction to the libvirt APIs for KVM management and their future development Daniel Berrange
15:50 - 16:20 IO Throttling in QEMU Ryan Harper VDSM is now Free Dan Kenigsberg
16:20 - 16:50 Lightning Talks The best of both worlds: Network virtualization and KVM Yoshi Tamura
16:50 - 17:10 Break
17:10 - 19:00 BoFs

Tuesday, August 16th

Time Title Speaker
9:00 - 9:15 Keynote Anthony Liguori
9:15 - 9:45 Performance monitoring in KVM guests Avi Kivity
9:45 - 10:15 AHCI - doing storage right Alexander Graf
10:15 - 10:45 Code Generation for Fun and Profit Anthony Liguori
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:30 QEMU's device model qdev: Where do we go from here? Markus Armbruster
11:30 - 12:00 SPICE Roadmap Alon Levy
12:00 - 12:30 Fixing the USB disaster Gerd Hoffmann
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch
Track 1 Track 2
Time Title Speaker Title Speaker
13:45 - 14:15 KVM Graphics Direct Assignment Allen Kay Low-Latency, High-Bandwidth Use Cases for Nahanni/ivshmem Paul Lu
14:15 - 14:45 Making KVM autotest useful for KVM developers Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues QEMU: live block copy Marcelo Tosatti
14:45 - 15:15 AMD IOMMU Version 2 Support in KVM Joerg Roedel Livebackup - A Complete Solution for making Full and Incremental Disk Backups of Running VMs Jagane Sundar
15:15 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:00 Geographically distributed HPC Clouds using KVM Conrad Wood Migration: one year later Juan Quintela
16:00 - 16:30 Implementing a Hardware Appliance Product: Applied usage of qemu/KVM and libvirt Ricardo Marin Matinata Rapid VM Synchronization with I/O Emulation Logging-Replay Kei Ohmura
16:30 - 17:00 Improving the Out-of-box Performance When Using KVM Andrew Theurer Enhancing Live Migration Process for CPU and/or memory intensive VMs running Enterprise applications Benoit Hudzia
17:00 - 17:30 Yabusame: Postcopy Live Migration for Qemu/KVM Takahiro Hirofuchi
17:30 - 17:45 Closing
18:00 - 19:00 BoFs


Date TBD

Title Leader
Approaches to Cloud Storage Igor Serebryany

Monday, August 15th

Title Leader
VFIO Alex Williamson
Guest and Host Communication Amit Shah
Moving away from C Avi Kivity

Tuesday, August 16th

Title Leader
USB mini-summit Sarah Sharp
3D emulation and remoting Alon Levy
virtio_scsi Stefan Hajnoczi & Paolo Bonzini
Tracing from the virtual machine Dhaval Giani

Group Photo

KVM Forum 2011 Group Photo

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