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Getting Hit By The Variable Performance Of The Public Cloud

With yesterday's official release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I set out to do some benchmarks of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS in the public cloud. Unfortunately, that testing was drawn out due to the variable performance out of instances/droplets in the public cloud that are even of the same instance type.
18 April 2014 - 2.0GHz vs. 2.4GHz

QEMU 2.0 Released With ARM, x86 Enhancements

QEMU 2.0 has officially shipped. The QEMU 2.0 release has been under development for many months and has numerous new features for this processor emulator commonly used in conjunction with Linux KVM or Xen.
17 April 2014 - Emulator - 1 Comment

oVirt Is Planning Some Virtualization Improvements

The oVirt open-source virtualization management software led by Red Hat saw its 3.4 release last week. The oVirt 3.4 release delivered a self-hosted engine, PowerPC 64 support, CPU hot-plug support, and other capabilities. While oVirt 3.4 just left the building, there's a lengthy list of features being planned for future releases.
5 April 2014 - oVirt - 1 Comment

KVM Gets Better Windows Guest Support With Linux 3.15

The Kernel-based Virtual Machine has seen some semi-exciting enhancements with the in-development Linux 3.15 kernel.
2 April 2014 - KVM - 3 Comments

Benchmarking VirtIO Performance Within DigitalOcean's Cloud

How does toggling VirtIO affect the performance of virtual machines / droplets within DigitalOcean's public cloud? Here's some benchmarks.
29 March 2014 - VirtIO

Xen Automotive: Bringing Virtualization To Cars

Linux within cars was a big topic at this week's Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Napa Valley. Besides Intel talking up Tizen IVI, Xen Automotive is the work being done for using Xen virtualization on ARM hardware within automobiles.
29 March 2014 - Xen

Xen Virtualization Has Many New Features Coming

Xen 4.4 was released earlier this month and this big virtualization update shipped many new features, but there's even more exciting features currently under development.
28 March 2014 - Xen - 1 Comment

Intel Pushes XenGT For GPU Access To Virtual Machines

Last month on Phoronix I wrote about Intel's new XenGT project as a means of mediated GPU pass-through to Xen-based guests. Today at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is an update by an Intel engineer on the XenGT technology.
27 March 2014 - XenGT - 8 Comments

Virt Manager 1.0.1 Brings Minor Updates

The first point release to virt-manager 1.0 has been released this weekend.
23 March 2014 - virt-manager

GNOME Boxes Improves Virtualization, More Future Plans

One of the interesting but seldom talked about GNOME applications is GNOME Boxes for virtualization, but it did have an interesting 3.12 development cycle and there's more plans ahead for GNOME 3.14.
20 March 2014 - GNOME Boxes - 7 Comments

QEMU 2.0 Sees Its First Development Release

Anthony Liguori on the behalf of QEMU developers around the world has announced the first release candidate of the QEMU 2.0 major update.
14 March 2014 - QEMU 2.0-rc0 - 2 Comments

Xen 4.4 Release Brings Major Features

Xen 4.4 has made it out into the world today after being under development for the better part of the year and seeing more than one thousand changes.
10 March 2014 - Xen 4.4 - 4 Comments

QEMU 2.0 Is Piling On Many Features For Early April Debut

Version 2.0 of the widely-used QEMU emulator that's commonly used with open-source Linux virtualization setups will soon be released. In just over one month is the planned release of the very exciting QEMU 2.0.
26 February 2014 - QEMU - 1 Comment

LXC 1.0 Announced For Better Linux Containers

LXC 1.0 was announced a few days back as the latest work on Linux containers support.
24 February 2014 - LXC

Intel Makes XenGT For Mediated GPU Passthrough

Intel has announced an interesting project in the space of GPU virtualization and being able to share a graphics processor with a virtualization hypervisor while still achieving a level of shareability.
22 February 2014 - XenGT

Xen 4.4 Is On Approach With Many Features, 4.4-RC4 Is Out

Xen 4.4 is a major release of the open-source virtualization stack commonly used on Linux systems but has increasing support for BSD and other platforms. Xen 4.4 is bringing with it many new features and today 4.4-RC4 was released.
17 February 2014 - Xen 4.4

VMWare SVGA Mesa Driver Updates Come Forward

A set of 19 patches published a short time ago provide support for "guest back surfaces" within the VMware SVGA Gallium3D driver that is used by the company's virtual machine clients.
14 February 2014 - VMware

Linux Foundation Gets New KVM Virtualization Partners

The Linux Foundation is announcing new member companies today that will be coming together in support of the foundation's Open Virtualization Alliance for pushing KVM.
11 February 2014 - Linux Foundation

Xen Orchestra 3 Is Instrumenting Major Features

The crew behind Xen Orchestra have announced the release of XO 3 "Clarinet" as the latest work on their web GUI to the XenServer and XAPI.
7 February 2014 - Xen Orchestra 3 - 1 Comment

PowerPC KVM Improvements Coming To Linux 3.14

The latest pull request for the Linux 3.14 kernel merge window are a second serving of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) changes.
29 January 2014 - Kernel-based Virtual Machine

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