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VMware's "vmwgfx" virtual GPU graphics driver has received support for PRIME buffer sharing -- the underlying Linux feature that has allowed Optimus-like features.
14 November 2013 - VMWgfx PRIME - 2 Comments
Debian with its current kernel now provides support for Xen PVHVM guests "out of the box" and this can mean an easy performance win over a classic Xen PV (para-virtualized) setup.
12 November 2013 - Xen PVHVM
Besides virtual GPU drivers like the proprietary components within VMware and VirtualBox virtualization stacks and the under-development Virgil3D for QEMU, another option for those seeking 3D/GPU hardware acceleration support within VM guests is VGA pass-through.
10 November 2013 - VGA pass-through - 6 Comments
Announced last month was a new work-in-progress DRM/KMS driver implementing support for the virtual VGA cards using the Bochs DISPI interface, namely for the QEMU standard VGA output used commonly in Linux desktop virtualization setups.
6 November 2013 - QEMU
Oracle announced this morning the release of their VirtualBox 4.3 cross-platform virtualization software.
15 October 2013 - VirtualBox 4.3 - 4 Comments
After showing improved performance with the new VMware Fusio 6, are there any upgrades in moving virtual machines from Ubuntu 13.04 to the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 13.10?
26 September 2013 - Ubuntu VM Benchmarks - 2 Comments
The third beta release of the upcoming VirtualBox 4.3 major update is now available.
20 September 2013 - VirtualBox 4.3 Beta 3 - 2 Comments
OVirt 3.3 was released today as an open-source KVM virtualization management application targeting data centers as an open-source alternative to VMware's proprietary vSphere product. The oVirt 3.3 release pulls in many new features.
16 September 2013 - oVirt 3.3 - 4 Comments
Are you curious about the performance of the recent release of VMware Fusion 6.0? Here's some early tests though more are on the way.
16 September 2013 - VMware Fusion 6.0.0 - 4 Comments
While Oracle is readying VirtualBox 4.3, VMware has released VMware Fusion 6 and VMware Workstation 10 as their latest desktop virtualization offerings. There's a great number of new features present.
10 September 2013 - VMware Workstatio, Fusion - 5 Comments
The second beta release of the Oracle's VM VirtualBox 4.3 software is now available. So far VirtualBox 4.3 isn't proving to be too incredibly interesting.
9 September 2013 - VirtualBox 4.3 - 6 Comments
The KVM pull request was accepted on Wednesday for the Linux 3.12 kernel. This KVM pull has two major new features.
5 September 2013 - Kernel-Based Virtual Machine
The popular open-source virt-manager utility for managing virtual machines (commonly Linux KVM instances) now has a user-interface for finally dealing with VM snapshots.
27 August 2013 - Virt-Manager - 1 Comment
QEMU 1.6.0 has been released and with this open-source processor emulator commonly used with Linux KVM are a whole lot of new features and capabilities.
15 August 2013 - QEMU 1.6 - 17 Comments
Last week the experimental Virgil project was unveiled as a way of exposing 3D/OpenGL guest acceleration support to KVM/QEMU virtualization users and with the drawing calls then being passed onto the host for processing by the GPU. Here's some more details.
26 July 2013 - 3D Virtualization - 3 Comments
The Xen Project, now under the stewardship of the Linux Foundation, has released the feature-bearing Xen 4.3.
9 July 2013 - Xen 4.3 Project - 1 Comment
Citrix has announced this week that XenServer 6.2 is now fully open-source software.
30 June 2013 - Citrix XenServer - 3 Comments
In continuation of my earlier Research Underway With QEMU 3D Support posting, Red Hat is indeed internally working on getting 3D-accelerated support up and running for virtual machines under QEMU.
25 June 2013 - QEMU/KVM 3D Acceleration - 11 Comments
Just three months after the exciting QEMU 1.4 release, QEMU 1.5 is now available with many exciting and new features for those using this open-source software in a virtualized world. There's the VFIO VGA pass-through support, USB 3.0 improvements, and much more.
20 May 2013 - QEMU 1.5 - 42 Comments
After KVM virtualization was brought to ARM last year with the ARM Cortex-A15 SoCs supporting hardware virtualization, support for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) SoCs is being prepared.
16 May 2013 - AArch64 KVM - 1 Comment
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