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AMD Linux KVM Virtualization Benchmarks

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Published on 15 November 2011 10:29 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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In recent weeks there have been a lot of AMD Linux benchmarks of the latest-generation Bulldozer processor, namely the eight-core FX-8150. The latest unique look at the first-generation Bulldozer CPU under Linux is the KVM virtualization performance.

Over on OpenBenchmarking.org are the AMD Bulldozer Virtualization Benchmarks that provide a look at the performance overhead of using the Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine on this platform. Ubuntu 11.10 with the Linux 3.0 kernel was used on both the host and guest with stock settings. From OpenBenchmarking.org you can compare the Bulldozer KVM results against other Intel and AMD CPUs, etc. A wide variety of open-source Linux benchmarks were run from the Phoronix Test Suite.

(If you missed it, this morning are also some new AMD Bulldozer compiler benchmarks under Linux with more being on the way. Among the other upcoming Bulldozer articles while I'm away are overclocking results, Cool 'n' Quiet / TurboCore performance results, and Open64 5.0 compiler results. There's also a shocking Bulldozer finding to be noted soon.)

If you're interested in Linux virtualization performance, other results that you may be interested in from October and November include the Ubuntu 11.10: Xen vs. KVM vs. VirtualBox, KVM x86/x86_64: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Through Ubuntu 11.10, and VirtualBox 4.1 OpenGL 3D Guest Performance.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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