Sun xVM Virtualization Portfolio Launch
By marchamilton on Sep 03, 2008
Today's launch by Google of their new Chrome browser, for anyone who has looked at the technology details, proves for sure that there are threads and cores aplenty to use on today's desktop. But beyond downloading your web email and that video you want to watch in separate processes (executing on separate threads or cores), how do you use the ever more powerful multi-core and multi-thread servers coming to market? Because it is based on open source technology, xVM technology such as xVM Server is being developed not just by Sun, but by scores of others, including, not surprisingly, Intel. If you are Intel, what better way to ensure you have a virtualization platform ready to take advantage of every new CPU virtualization feature in your next CPU than to write the code yourself. While Intel has limited sway to influence VMware or Microsoft to bring new features to market, with open source products like xVM Server they can do the work themselves. That works out pretty good for the xVM team too.
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