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XenSummit has been a tremendous success this year. Thank you to all the speakers for contributing and to all the attendees for making XenSummit an interactive and fun conference with lots of discussions. You can find presentations on slideshare and videos on vimeo. We will also embedded both in the agenda. The slides are also available for download as zip file.

Xen PV Performance Status and Optimization Opportunities

In this session we examined the Xen PV performance on the latest platforms in a few cases that covers CPU/memory intensive, disk intensive and network intensive workloads. We compared Xen PV guest vs. HVM/PVOPS to see whether PV guest still have advantage over HVM on a system with state-of-the-art VT features. KVM was also compared as a reference. We also compared PV driver performance against bare-metal and pass-through/SR-IOV. The identified issues were discussed and we presented our proposal on fixing those issues.

Zhidong Yu, Intel

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