Self-Migration Thesis Wins EuroSys Award

The live migration work in the L4-based “NomadBIOS” hypervisor, which inspired Xen’s live migration and the influential “Live Migration of Virtual Machines” USENIX NSDI 2005 paper, also resulted in a Ph.D. thesis called “Virtual Machine Mobility with Self-Migration”. The author of the thesis, Jacob Gorm Hansen from the University of Copenhagen, was recently awarded the EuroSys Roger Needham Ph.D. Award for best European operating systems thesis in 2008. Last year’s award winner was Adam Dunkels, author of the uIP/LWIP embedded TCP/IP stacks. See this link for more information.