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PRIME Support Comes To VMware's Virtual GPU Driver

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

PVHVM Xen Is Smacking Xen PV's Performance

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

QEMU VFIO Support Is Progressing For VGA Pass-Through

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

QEMU Bochs KMS Driver Might Not Have A Future

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

VirtualBox 4.3 Supports Multi-Touch, New OSes

Oracle announced this morning the release of their VirtualBox 4.3 cross-platform virtualization software.
15 October 2013 - VirtualBox 4.3 - 4 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04 vs. Ubuntu 13.10 In A VMware VM

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

VirtualBox 4.3 Beta 3 Fixes 3D, Modern Kernels

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 Can Better Compete With VMware vSphere

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

VMware Fusion 6.0.0 Linux Virtualization Benchmarks

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

VMware Workstation 10 Brings In New Features

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

VirtualBox 4.3 Beta 2 Brings In Fixes, Small Changes

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

KVM Gets Two New Features In Linux 3.12

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

Virt-Manager Gains UI Snapshot Support

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 Brings A Whole Lot Of Changes

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

The Design Of Virgil3D For OpenGL With KVM/QEMU

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

Xen 4.3 Brings ARM Support, Better Performance

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

XenServer Is Now Fully Open-Source

Citrix has announced this week that XenServer 6.2 is now fully open-source software.
30 June 2013 - Citrix XenServer - 3 Comments

Red Hat Is Indeed Working On 3D QEMU Support

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

QEMU 1.5 Supports VGA Passthrough, Better USB 3.0

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

KVM Virtualization Still Being Ported To 64-bit ARM

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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