For those of you who read the RV870 and RV770 stories, you'll know the sort of information that can come out of a meeting with experts in the industry. Carrell Killebrew is a unique example because he's the type of person who is not only a master of his field, but does a great job telling stories.

I've had the pleasure of working with a handful of these types of people in the industry. Folks like Pat Gelsinger, Jonah Alben and Ronak Singhal to name a few. Unfortunately, it's usually very rare that I get to write about most of what we talk about in these sorts of meetings. The most interesting details are usually too sensitive to let out and even if they're not, PR is usually too nervous to let one of these discussions proceed openly. Carrell was the first exception, and I'm working to try and make more things like that happen in the future.

One opportunity presented itself a few months ago that is finally coming to fruition. Intel and VMware want to have a discussion about virtualization and where it's headed. They want to do it live on camera. And they want to do it with me. 

I told them that it's only interesting if we can get a couple of these types of folks. Masters of their domain, certified genius types to partake in the discussion. I wanted it to be good. And I wanted to be able to talk, live, uncensored, about their respective roadmaps and what sort of stuff we can expect in the next 5 - 10 years. I even wanted to talk about GPU virtualization.

It looks like it's going to happen.  In two weeks I'll fly to Portland for the fireside chat between myself, Rich Brunner (Chief Platform Architect for VMware) and Rich Uhlig (Intel Fellow & Chief Architect). No PR, no one limiting questions, just a behind the scenes look at what these sorts of discussions look like. A day in the life of an AT editor in one of those mythical meetings I'm always talking about.

If you're interested in seeing how it all works and care about virtualization at all (and where it's headed), head over to this page to register for the chat. The more support we can get, the more of these types of opportunities we're going to be able to convince folks to do in the future so signing up does help.

For now, it's back to finishing up this iPad review :)

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  • yknott - Wednesday, April 07, 2010 - link

    Anand,

    Opportunities like this are a big reason why I have continued to read your site for the past 13 years. I can't wait to watch the web cast!
    Reply
  • full_on - Wednesday, April 07, 2010 - link

    Definitely counting the seconds for it. This stuff like this sets Anand higher above the other great sites out there. Thumbs up for Intel and VMware too, uncensored from the industry is a must see! Reply
  • Spivonious - Wednesday, April 07, 2010 - link

    Will this be available to view after the live event? We can't stream video here at work. Reply
  • punjabiplaya - Wednesday, April 07, 2010 - link

    Yeah I have class during that time. +1 to uploading to Youtube or recording or whatever so we can watch later. Reply
  • oDii - Thursday, April 08, 2010 - link

    Another agree - 12pm PST is 12 midnight here in New Zealand :(. Reply
  • pmonti80 - Wednesday, April 07, 2010 - link

    If you are going to put the video for download here on anandtech.com please add subtitles. I'm good with written english, but not so much witch spoken english. I'm sure a lot of international visitors to anandtech would be happy to have them. Reply
  • marraco - Wednesday, April 07, 2010 - link

    I support that.

    I don't understand a single word of spoken english, because the sonds of letters are so different that the ones on my language.
    Reply
  • Torme - Wednesday, April 07, 2010 - link

    Thirded.

    Unless your achieve studio-like sound-quality with everyone speaking clearly, I'll have trouble understanding spoken English. Not to mention accents; only ones I'm guaranteed to understand is New England, Californian or Oxford English.
    Reply
  • Voo - Thursday, April 08, 2010 - link

    No problem with spoken english although it's not my mother tongue, but a download would be really great - even if it's without subtitles I'm sure the community could translate it for those who don't understand it easily (everyone translates 5minutes and it's almost no work ;) ) Reply
  • deputc26 - Wednesday, April 07, 2010 - link

    Outstanding. Reply

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