1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

Linux KVM vs. HandelSpielVM Virtualization

Michael Larabel

Published on 12 December 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 7 - 7 Comments

At the request of many Phoronix readers, here are some new Linux virtualization benchmarks. Being compared is the performance of KVM (the Kernel-based Virtual Machine) to that of HandelSpielVM on the Linux 3.0 kernel with a stock Ubuntu 11.10 for both the host and guest.

First, what is HandelSpielVM? Well, it is the Phoronix codename for a virtualization solution. If you are creative, you can figure out what it is, but for certain (legal) reasons I cannot talk about it. (It's a situation just like when benchmarking Augustiner-Schweinshaxe.)

An Intel Sandy Bridge notebook and Intel Core i7 "Lynnfield" desktop were used for testing Linux KVM and HandelSpielVM 4.0 in the stock Ubuntu 11.10 configurations. KVM and HandelSpielVM on each system were limited to the same number of CPU cores and amount of available system memory. The results are on the following pages for those interested, but of course if evaluating virtualization solutions for production purposes, it's recommended to run your own set of tests that are relevant to your needs. This can be done easily and in a fully automated manner using the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org. There's also other factors besides the raw performance that one should consider when evaluating the different Linux virtualization options.

Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Turning A Basement Into A Big Linux Server Room
  2. NVIDIA's $1000+ GeForce GTX TITAN X Delivers Maximum Linux Performance
  3. OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 vs. Fedora 21 Tests: Linux Sweeps The Board
  4. The New Place Where Linux Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked
  5. 18-GPU NVIDIA/AMD Linux Comparison Of BioShock: Infinite
  6. Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 Adds New Phoromatic Enterprise Benchmarking Features
Latest Linux News
  1. Linux 4.0-rc6 Kernel Released
  2. Automatically Managing The Linux Benchmarks Firing Constantly
  3. The Big Features Of The Linux 4.0 Kernel
  4. Mesa's Android Support Is Currently In Bad Shape
  5. Wayland's Weston Terminal Can Now Be Minimized
  6. Phoronix - Working Towards Faster Page Loads
  7. Improved OpenCL Support For Blender's Cycles Renderer
  8. Mesa 10.5.2 Packs In A Handful Of Fixes
  9. More Fedora/Ubuntu Linux vs. OS X OpenGL Benchmarks
  10. Intel Adds Mesa IR To NIR Translator & Makes Other NIR Improvements
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Introducing The Library Operating System For Linux
  2. Allwinner Continues Jerking Around The Open-Source Community
  3. Open-Source Driver Fans Will Love NVIDIA's New OpenGL Demo
  4. Systemd Change Allows For Stateless Systems With Tmpfs
  5. GNOME 3.16 Released: It's Their Best Release Yet
  6. GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.16.0 Released
  7. GNU Nano 2.4.0 Brings Complete Undo System, Linter Support & More
  8. Red Hat Is Rolling Out A VirtIO DRM/KMS GPU Driver