The Xen Kernel

Xen is a hypervisor supporting a form of virtualization called para-virtualization, the goal of which is to allow up to 100 virtual machines on a current technology server and to allow existing operating sysems to share hardware with safety. The Xen approach avoid binary rewriting for the guest operating systems, but minor changes are made to the underlying OS to improve performance.
Key Papers and best academic references
  • Barham, Paul, et. al. Xen and the Art of Virtualization. Proceedings of the 19th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles. 2003.
Principal Developers
  • Paul Barham
  • Boris Dragovic
  • Keir Fraser
  • Steven Hand
  • Tim Harris
  • Alex Ho
  • Rolf Neugebauer
  • Ian Pratt
  • Andrew Warfield
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