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Xen Orchestra 4.13

Welcome to XO 4.13! This one is all about security, stability and fixes, plus UI improvements. One of the major feature is the possibility to use SMB remote for full backups. SMB remotes You can add SMB (ex-CIFS) remotes for your backups. It doesn't work yet with Continuous Delta

Support software freedom now!

Free Software is in a critical state today. Bradley Kuhn recently has made an urgent call for supports of free software to help a campaign to strengthen both the Free Software Foundation and Software Freedom Conservancy, specially given if you donate before January 31st 2016 as your donation will be matched! I've learned the hard way that without such organizations we could be in for a dark age on user software freedoms. No other entity is doing what they do and they are both of critical importance to the community. Because of this I'm not only contributing now but I've...

Training neural network using genetic algorithm

Over the last few years we observed the raise of artificially intelligent applications, which showed almost super-human ability to solve difficult problems. A closer look reveals that deep neural networks is what drives this wave.

Why open hardware must succeed

To the average person open hardware simply sounds like a good idea... They may have heard of this thing called "open source" that some "disruptive" hipster companies may have used and embraced to create new business models, so open source hardware seems like a natural progression. There's more to this though. The average person will not understand why its not just a great idea but also that we are in dire need for open hardware in the industry, the average person will not understand why its vital to the success of the open source movement. The average person will not...

Xen Project 4.4.4 Maintenance Release is Available

I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.4.4. Xen Project Maintenance releases are released in line with our Maintenance Release Policy. We recommend that all users of the 4.4 stable series update to this point release. Xen 4.4.4 is available immediately from its git repository:     xenbits.xenproject.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.4     (tag RELEASE-4.4.4) or from the Xen Project […]

A New Year, A New Way to Build for XenServer

Building bits of XenServer outside of Citrix has in the past been a bit of a challenging task, requiring careful construction of the build environment to replicate what 'XenBuilder', our internal build system, puts together. This has meant using custom DDK VMs or carefully installing by hand a set of packages taken from one of the XenServer ISOs. With XenServer Dundee, this will be a pain of the past, and making a build environment will be just a 'docker run' away. Part of the work that's being done for XenServer Dundee has been moving things over to using standard build tools...

PV vs PVHVM on next XenServer

Fresh benchmarks comparing PV vs PVHVM mode on XenServer Dundee beta 2.

XSAVE bug discovered for Skylake cpu

At first, serial console put us behind the schedule. As it was very unusual problem due to malfunctioned serial cable. And now some another bug has cost us some very precious time. The anomaly started while I was trying to boot Xen on my system, I found Xen stuck in an infinite loop of the […]

Why GlobalLogic Uses Xen (Overheard at CES)

We were lucky to have the opportunity to meet up with GlobalLogic at CES and talk to them about their Nautilus platform for automotive virtualization. A few years ago, no one understood why the company was demoing hypervisor technology as a part of Nautilus, a set of solution accelerators that includes architectural concepts, a modified […]

ARM hosts Xen Project Hackathon, April 18-19 in Cambridge, UK

I am pleased to announce the next Xen Project Hackathon. The Hackathon will be hosted by ARM in their Cambridge Headquarters from April 18 and 19. I wanted to thank Philippe Robin and Thomas Molgaard from ARM for hosting the Hackathon. ARM designs technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products and has […]