Dan Magenheimer

Dan Magenheimer

Oracle Corp

Biography

Dan Magenheimer is a consulting developer for Oracle Corporation working from his home in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, on the Linux kernel and “Oracle VM”, Oracle’s Xen-based virtualization product. Dan’s current focus is optimizing physical memory utilization.

Prior to Oracle, Dan worked for HP for over 25 years, most recently as a principal research scientist at HP Labs. Dan began at HP as a member of the processor architecture team that developed PA-RISC; he wrote the first PA-RISC simulator, remote debugger, object-code emulator (for the 16-bit HP3000), integer multiplication algorithm, and linker. During the later 1980’s and the 1990’s, he managed various R&D teams in HP’s software, server, and storage divisions. In 2001, Dan joined an HP Labs team investigating security and virtualization on the Itanium platform; this team developed vBlades, the first Itanium virtual machine monitor. Later, Dan ported Xen to Itanium and was the first maintainer for the Xen/ia64 project.