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Virtualization News Archives

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

Xen PVH Is Landing For The Linux 3.14 Kernel

Kernel-side support for Xen PVH is landing with the Linux 3.14 kernel. The para-virtualized hardware extension support takes advantage of modern Intel and AMD CPUs.
22 January 2014 - Xen PVH - 1 Comment

ReactOS Wants To Bring Open-Source Windows To The Cloud

ReactOS, the open-source operating system that aims for Windows API compatibility with the Windows NT kernel and aims for binary compatibility with Windows drivers and programs, is now hoping to develop a commercial cloud distribution. While ReactOS hasn't gained much adoption and is still trailing in their Windows support, they are now looking to make Throium Core, an open-source Windows compatible operating system for the cloud.
22 January 2014 - ReactOS Thorium Core Cloud - 22 Comments

VMware Publishes Set Of 33 Major GPU DRM Patches

Earlier this week I shared VMware might have a big GPU driver update for the Linux 3.14 kernel and now in time they have successfully delivered. This new "vmwgfx" virtual GPU driver adapts to their new virtual GPU (SVGA2) hardware revision.
17 January 2014 - VMware Graphics

Linux 3.14 May Bring Big VMware GPU Driver Update

Thomas Hellstrom of VMware sent in their first pull request today of "vmwgfx" driver changes for the Linux 3.14 kernel, but it looks like the best is yet to come.
13 January 2014 - Device Update - 1 Comment

Xen 4.4 Will Be Riding High With New Features

Xen 4.4 is scheduled to be released one month from now and when the release happens of the popular industry-backed open-source virtualization hypervisor there will be a good deal of new features.
22 December 2013 - Xen 4.4

Xen PVH Support Brought Back Up For The Linux Kernel

Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk at Oracle has re-posted the Xen PVH patches for the Linux kernel as he seeks to get support for para-virtualized hardware extensions into the Linux kernel.
13 December 2013 - Xen Para-Virtualized Hardware Extensions - 1 Comment

QEMU 1.7 Officially Released

As expected, the stable release of QEMU 1.7.0 has met the world.
28 November 2013 - QEMU 1.7.0

QEMU 2.0 Is Now Under Development

Yesterday I wrote about features coming to QEMU 1.7 for improving Linux virtualization and cloud computing. That release will happen any moment now (it was tagged this afternoon in Git), but now QEMU 2.0 is entering the developers' sight.
27 November 2013 - QEMU 2.0

QEMU 1.7 Is Bringing New Features For Linux Emulation

QEMU 1.7.0-rc2 was released yesterday and if all goes according to plan the official QEMU 1.7 release will happen on Wednesday. This next QEMU emulator update that's also relied upon by Linux KVM will bring some exciting improvements.
26 November 2013 - QEMU 1.7.0 - 4 Comments

oVirt 3.3.1 Brings New VM Features

oVirt 3.3 was released in September to better compete with VMware's vSphere in the space of virtualization management. The open-source KVM virtualization management application has now been updated to version 3.3.1 and it is a feature release.
25 November 2013 - Virtualization Excitement

New Linux Hypervisor Announced: Jailhouse

Siemens announced to the world this morning Jailhouse, a Linux-based partitioning hypervisor. Jailhouse is a lighter weight alternative to KVM but still in early development stages.
19 November 2013 - Jailhouse Linux Hypervisor - 6 Comments

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

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