Tag: xen

  1. Citrix XenServer – Setting more than one vCPU per VM to improve application performance and server consolidation e.g. for CAD/3-D graphical applications

    Many rich graphical applications such as CAD applications may benefit from allocating more than 1 vCPU per VM (1 vCPU is the default) via XenCenter or the command line. This will be of interest to many of those evaluating XenDesktop and XenApp HDX 3D Pro GPU pass-through and GPU sharing technologies and can lead to noticeable performance enhancements. The performance gains possible though are highly ...

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  2. HPC Cloud enablement using XenServer, OpenStack and NVIDIA GRID GPUs – XLcloud

    A few weeks my colleague Bob, blogged (here) about how GPU-passthrough on XenServer under OpenStack had been achieved by the xlcloud project. This is a delightful demonstration of Citrix’s open technology stance. Although Citrix has heavily invested in CloudStack, over the last few years we have remained active in OpenStack development. You can find out more about building products using XenServer as the hypervisor using ...

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  3. Citrix® Enterprise Mobility Management Support for Intel® Device Protection Technology

    Citrix and Intel have had a long history of successful mutual joint collaboration. Many of Citrix products take full and direct advantage of Intel’s hardware-assisted technologies. To name a few: Citrix® Xen Project™ open source hypervisors has entertained long time supported from Intel with Intel being an active member of its steering committee. Xen has become the virtualization platform of choices for large publics cloud vendors ...

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  4. vGPU – A Developer-to-Developer Deep Dive with XenServer Engineering

    Si Beaumont from the XenServer engineering team has written a deep dive into the object models and the development of the APIs implemented for vGPU.   It’s been a bit of a whirlwind over the last few months releasing true hardware GPU sharing on XenServer and XenDesktop through our vGPU tech preview. The twitter delight, industry excitement and amazing feedback from those who’ve started using the technologies ...

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  5. Register Today for Xen Project User Summit on Sept. 18 in New Orleans

    Linux stable tree maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman to give Featured Talk The Xen Project is pleased to announce the sessions which will be presented at the 2013 Xen Project User Summit. Scheduled for September 18 in New Orleans, the Xen Project User Summit is the first major event focused entirely on users of the Xen Project software. While there have been other Xen Summits in the past, ...

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  6. The Birth of XenServer.org

    Today Citrix announced that XenServer is becoming a fully open-source project. As part of this we’ve created XenServer.org – a one-stop shop for all thing XenServer. Whether you are a hobbyist, tinkerer, or a seasoned virtualization professional, xenserver.org is the one place to not only find information about XenServer, but also communicate via the forums with like-minded people about virtualization, open source, cloud and related ...

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  7. Xen and open-source

    One of the things I love about Xen is that it's been open since its beginnings. Xen came out of the XenoServers research project at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. This project was conceived in the late 1990s to investigate how to build a public infrastructure for wide-area distributed computing, in effect a forerunner of what we call cloud computing today. Early XenoServers work ...

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  8. A More Open Xen = A Stronger XenServer

    Last week, Citrix joined other industry leaders (Google, Cisco, Intel, Verizon) to create a collaborative open source project under the Linux Foundation to drive the future development of the Xen virtualization technology now named Xen Project. This is a significant development for the open source community at large, and was premiere news at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Conference earlier this month. The acceptance of Xen.org ...

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  9. Virtualization & Microservers: Why HP Moonshot Matters

    Last Monday, HP announced the availability of their Moonshot System. In a nutshell, it’s about packing a very large number of sub-10 W compute or storage nodes into a fraction of the space of what’s been available until now in the enterprise server market. HP are currently delivering compute densities of 45 servers per 4.3U chassis, which means 450 servers per rack.  HP has further ...

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  10. XenServer 6.1 – Growing Market Share and Leading the Second Source Hypervisor Trend

    This week we released XenServer 6.1 with some amazing new features for datacenter, cloud and desktop workloads. Rather than brag about the hot new features or all the progress we’ve made in the product (which we have and hats off the amazing engineers on the XenServer team), I thought I’d share another side of the significance of this release by highlighting some recent evidence of ...

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