WIOV '08 will be held in conjunction with the 8th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '08), December 8–10, 2008.
Over the past decade, the use of virtualization technology has grown rapidly. Moreover, it is being used in a variety of places, ranging from the data center to the desktop. Although this has spurred great advances in processor and memory virtualization in commodity hardware and virtualization software, I/O virtualization has received far less attention. However, both personal computers and servers may perform significant amounts of I/O. For example, efficient virtualization of graphics hardware has presented significant challenges on the desktop and efficient virtualization of network interfaces has limited server consolidation in the data center.
This workshop is meant to provide a forum to discuss challenges of I/O virtualization that span the virtual machine monitor, guest operating system, processor, memory subsystem, and I/O subsystem. In that spirit, we welcome papers that describe new challenges in I/O virtualization and papers that describe novel approaches to solving known problems in I/O virtualization. The final program will consist of both reviewed submissions and invited talks. The invited talks will focus on open problems in I/O virtualization and will be accessible to a broad audience.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Hardware support for I/O virtualization * Novel I/O device architectures for virtualization * Novel software approaches to I/O virtualization * Software methods for I/O device emulation * Para-virtualized I/O device driver design for virtualization * Virtual machine monitors I/O subsystems
Submissions due: September 15, 2008 Notification to authors: October 3, 2008 Final files due: November 3, 2008
Muli Ben-Yehuda, IBM Haifa Research Lab Alan L. Cox, Rice University Scott Rixner, Rice University
Eyal de Lara, University of Toronto Jun Nakajima, Intel Renato Santos, HP Labs Karsten Schwan, Georgia Institute of Technology Pratap Subrahmanyam, VMware Leendert van Doorn, AMD Andrew Warfield, University of British Columbia
Please submit an extended abstract in PDF format through the workshop submission web form, which will be available at http://www.usenix.org/wiov08 soon. The extended abstract should be no more than 4 double-column pages using 10-point type on 12-point leading ("single-spaced"). Figures and references are not included in this 4-page limit.