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Latest Xen Project Blog Posts

Xen Project Hypervisor: Virtualization and Power Management are Coalescing into an Energy-Aware Hypervisor

Power management in the Xen Project Hypervisor historically targets server applications to improve power consumption and heat management in data centers reducing electricity and cooling costs. In the embedded space, the Xen Project Hypervisor faces very different applications, architectures and power-related requirements, which focus on battery life, heat, and size. Although the same fundamental principles […]

Xen Project 4.8.4 is available!

I am pleased to announce the release of the Xen 4.8.4. Xen Project maintenance releases are released in line with our Maintenance Release Policy. We recommend that all users of the 4.8 stable series update to the latest point release. The release is available from its git repositories xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.8 (tag RELEASE-4.8.4) or from the Xen […]

What’s New in the Xen Project Hypervisor 4.11

I am pleased to announce the release of the Xen Project Hypervisor 4.11. One of our long-term development goals since the introduction of Xen Project Hypervisor 4.8 has been to create a cleaner architecture for core technology, less code and a smaller computing base for security and performance. The Xen 4.11 release has followed this […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

XenServer 7.4

A new version of Citrix XenServer is now available. So what about this XenServer 7.4 release? Let's see! New features? Live vGPU migration seems to be the only big new feature in this Citrix XenServer 7.4. And it's only for Enterprise customers. For more details, see the feature

MirageOS running on the ESP32 embedded chip

Now that the winter holiday break is over, we are starting to see the results of winter hacking among our community. The first great hack for 2018 is from Sadiq Jaffer, who got OCaml booting on a tiny and relatively new CPU architecture -- the Espressif ESP32. After proudly demonstrating a battery powered version to the folks at OCaml Labs, he then proceeded to clean it up enough tha it can be built with a Dockerfile, so that others can start to do a native code port and get bindings to the networking interface working. Read all about it on Sadiq's...