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Netronome Presents at Virtualization Conference & Expo Europe

The theme of this year’s conference is “Deploying Virtualization in the Enterprise”

Netronome Systems, a leading developer of highly programmable semiconductor products that provide intelligent and secure flow processing for network and communications equipment, today announced that Derek McAuley, the company’s chief scientist, will present at SYS-CON’s 6th International Virtualization Conference & Expo Europe taking place May 18-19, 2009 at the Hilton Prague Hotel in the Czech Republic. The theme of this year’s conference is “Deploying Virtualization in the Enterprise” and will feature technical sessions focused on how virtualization is fundamentally altering the way that businesses run their IT operations.

McAuley will present on Tuesday, May 19, from 2:20 – 3:05 p.m., and will focus on new methods to achieve improvements with flexible, self-virtualizing PCI Express (PCIe) devices while also reducing costs. Moving device virtualization from the virtual machine (VM) to the system devices significantly improves VM performance. Currently, PCI and PCIe devices can provide VMs with direct and secure I/O through the use of multiple functions per card, but at extra cost and with limited flexibility due to their silicon implementation. McAuley’s presentation will provide alternative solutions that achieve the same results without the silicon dependency at half the cost.

McAuley is an industry expert with over 20 years of R&D experience in computing, networking and communications systems. His extensive work and research includes virtualization, hardware design, computer architecture, communications, distributed systems, networking, operating systems and information theory. In addition, McAuley was a founding member of the Microsoft® Research Laboratory in Cambridge, and a founding Director of the Intel® Lab in Cambridge. He currently is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.

“It is becoming increasingly important for organizations to learn new, easy, and cost-efficient ways for moving device virtualization from the VMs to the system devices,” said McAuley. “My presentation will explore new ways for organizations to reduce costs while using self-virtualizing PCIe devices.”

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