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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 27 February 2008 NYLUG: Jim Gleason on KVM, The Nex

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 27 February 2008 NYLUG: Jim Gleason on KVM, The Next Wave of Virtualization
Date: 25 Feb 2008 07:40:02 -0500

  what="official NYLUG announcement"
  note="meeting is at IBM, not Google; must rsvp">

 From: Ron Guerin <>
 To: NYLUG Announcements <>
 Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 13:45:01 -0500 (EST)
 Subject: [nylug-announce] NYLUG presents (2/27) Jim Gleason on KVM, The Next 
Wave of Virtualization

 Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
 6:30pm-8:00 PM
 590 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
 corner of 57th Street

 ** RSVP Closes at 4:30pm the day of the meeting (sharp!) ***
 Please RSVP for EVERY meeting at this time.
 Register at
 Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge.

 PLEASE NOTE: This meeting is at IBM, not Google!

                             Jim  Gleason
                                - on -
                   The Next Wave of Virtualization
      Kernel-based Virtual Machine and its impact on the desktop

   Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a Linux kernel
   virtualization infrastructure and open source hypervisor that
   provides both full and para-virtualization capabilities for Linux
   on commodity x86 hardware that contain the virtualization
   extensions from Intel and AMD.  KVM is currently implemented as a
   loadable Linux kernel module.  In late 2006, it was first included
   in Linux kernel 2.6.20 and and first shipped with OpenSuse 10.1
   and Fedora 6.

   Since is is part of Linux, KVM leverages the scheduler, memory
   management and other key resources in the Linux kernel, unlike
   VMware and Xen which must create their own custom mechanisms.
   Thus, KVM development focuses exclusively on the next-wave
   virtualization, while Xen and VMWare must also maintain these
   'forked' non-Linux resources.

   All of the core KVM developers, including Avi Kavity, work at
   the firm, Qumranet, which launched a desktop virtualization
   solution called Solid ICE that leverages KVM.  Qumranet is the
   creator, maintainer and global sponsor of the KVM Open Source
   Hypervisor Project.  Other high-ranking Linux kernel developers
   such as Rusty Russell and Anthony Liguori of IBM, Ingo Molnar
   of Red Hat, and Andrea Archangeli formerly of Novell, devote
   most of their time to KVM development.

   What is the Next Wave of Virtualization?

   Qumranet has gone beyond conventional server virtualization
   and application streaming by completely virtualizing end users'
   desktop machines.  From a browser on a thin client or PC, users
   access their desktop work environment over the network via a
   virtual machine running on a centralized server.  The end result
   is a seamless end user work experience, just like a physical PC
   on a LAN.

   This is a high-level talk which will focus on the breakthrough
   Linux technology KVM, and its impact on the virtualization

   Further Information:

   * KVM Homepage

   * Kernel-based Virtual Machine

   * KernelTrap interview with Avi Kavity

   * Ubuntu chooses KVM

   * Red Hat Endorses KVM

   * KVM on OpenSuSE

   * LinuxJournal: Installing and Configuring KVM

 About Jim Gleason:
   Jim has been providing emerging technology to early adopters in
   the Financial Serivces Sector for the past ten years.  Widely
   regarded as the person who brought Linux to Wall Street, Jim sold
   the first production Linux cluster to Goldman Sachs in 1998.  Jim
   was also an early Internet pioneer having closed deals for the
   first official web sites of Charles Schwab, VISA, and all of
   Hewlett-Packard's original web sites in 1993.

   Jim is also the Founder of the NY Linux Users Group and currently
   works at Qumranet in the capacity of Vice President of Sales.

 Meeting Location:
   Please note that this meeting will be held at IBM, 590 Madison Ave,
   12th floor, corner of 57th Street, and not at Google.  This is
   the building with the IBM logo on the front of the building.


   Our friends at Prentice-Hall kindly provide us with review copies
   of various new titles.  One of these could be yours, all you have
   to do is agree to review the book within a reasonable period of

 Swag (Give Away):
   During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given

   After the meeting ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
   over at TGI Fridays located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th
   Street, second floor. Northeast corner.

 Python Workshops:
   We are rounding up a group that wants to learn Python.  This would
   be a great time to attend our workshop.
   Those interested in working on the new NYLYG Web site are
   strongly encouraged to attend also.  Work has just begun on the
   new NYLUG Jobs site.
   The workshops meet every other Tuesday, at the NY Public Library,
   Hudson Park Branch.  66 Leroy St. NY NY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
   Next meeting is March 4th, followed by March 18th.
   See the calendar at:

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