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Thursday, August 25 • 15:30 - 16:00
Display Handler, a Client Display Framework for Xen - Brendan Kerrigan, Assured Information Security, Inc.

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This presentation will introduce Display Handler, an open source implementation and framework for providing client virtualized display and input handling within Xen. Display Handler provides a modular approach to both graphics virtualization and input multiplexing. Designed from the ground up to be extensible, the base implementation includes a DRM dumb buffer based renderer, though research is being done on integrating Intel’s GVT-g as an alternative renderer. It includes a fully functional input server which can be extended to support different input sources and output formats as well as providing configurable filtering. The base implementation includes a Windows display driver for Windows XP/7 support, a Linux framebuffer driver for basic Linux guest support, and generic QEMU guest support. A Windows 10 guest display driver is in development in addition to a proper Linux DRM guest driver. It was written in C++ and includes a full suite of unit tests.

The presentation will cover the motivation behind the development of Display Handler, the overall architecture, and future directions planned for the framework, especially how it can fit in with various other graphics virtualization technologies that are currently under development. Challenges on providing a beneficial user experience in multi-VM workstations will also be discussed.


Thursday August 25, 2016 15:30 - 16:00
Pier 5

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