Archive for April, 2007

Linux 2.6.21: tickless idling

April 27, 2007

In Torvalds releases 2.6.21 kernel, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reports at length on the 2.6.21 kernel’s clockevents and dyntick (dynamic ticks) patches. The result of these merges is a uniform timekeeping/scheduling interface (clockevents) and the ability to take the CPU into a true idle state if nothing is going on,...

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Goodbye Grid.org

April 26, 2007

Grid.org is a great way to donate cycles for important causes such as cancer and protein function research. They’ve been an undeniable success. Quoting from the front page: “As of April 2007, Grid.org manages 3,732,696 global devices, with 1,340,913 registered members contributing 210 years of CPU time daily”...

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4th Xen Summit

April 26, 2007

The interesting presentations from the 4th Xen Summit are now available: http://www.xensource.com/xen/xensummit.html I did not get to go this time unfortunately!

Xen 3.0.5 release candidate 3

April 25, 2007

This morning on xen-devel, Keir Fraser writes: The third release candidate for Xen 3.0.5 is now available at http://xenbits.xensource.com/staging/xen-3.0.5-testing.hg. Quite a few issues are fixed: 32-bit PV-on-HVM on 64-bit hypervisor, virtual framebuffer setup, HVM ioemu and rombios issues, to name a few. I would like the next release candidate...

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Workspace Service TP1.2.3 is available

April 21, 2007

Kate Keahey writes on workspace-announce: We are happy to announce the release TP 1.2.3 of the Workspace Service. The new release adds features enabling partition management for VMs scheduled to be deployed: partitions can be mounted on deployment and blank partitions of a required size can be automatically generated....

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