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Friday, October 30 • 15:30 - 16:00
Towards an Alternative Memory Architecture - Joao Martins, Oracle

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We waste a lot of memory managing guest memory (ironic eh?). And in today's cloud ecosystem PCI passthrough is important and an increasing commodity. This gives us an opportunity to make a mean and lean hypervisor which can shed some of its layers. This talk discusses memory efficiency, particularly focusing on one of its oldest overheads: per page metadata. Particularly on what it means to strip that away, what it entails for security and performance, and how the DAX subsystem can be improved to fill in the gap, drawing KVM closer to that of a partitioned hypervisor.


João Martins

Snr Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
João is a Snr Principal Software Engineer working in the Oracle Linux Virtualization group. His work includes both Xen and more recently KVM, usually digging in networking performance and the hypervisor. Prior to Oracle, he did research on specialized OSes in the context of network... Read More →

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