With these few single threaded tests, the results were very close between Ubuntu 8.04 and Ubuntu 8.04 running within a virtualized environment powered by KVM. In fact, to an end-user, the results between the two environments wouldn't even be noticeable. However, that's just one side of the story. Stay tuned for many more virtualization benchmarks as well as results from other hyper-visors in an upcoming article.
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