2006 Edition Free and Open Source Software Developer's European Meeting


Ian Pratt

Leader and Chief Architect of the Xen Project



Ian Pratt is the leader and chief architect of the Xen project, which he founded in 2001 with the aim of making virtualization ubiquitous on commodity hardware. Ian has played a key role in both the architecture of Xen and formation of industry partnerships that led to the emergence of Xen as the Open Source virtualization technology. Ian is a member of Senior faculty at the Computer Laboratory of Cambridge University, UK, where he has led Systems Research for 8 years. He holds a PhD in Computer Science, and was elected a Fellow of Kings College in 1996.

Title of the talk

Xen and the Art of Virtualization
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