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.
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.
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.
The first point release to virt-manager 1.0 has been released this weekend.
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.
Anthony Liguori on the behalf of QEMU developers around the world has announced the first release candidate of the QEMU 2.0 major update.
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.
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.
LXC 1.0 was announced a few days back as the latest work on Linux containers support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest pull request for the Linux 3.14 kernel merge window are a second serving of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) changes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As expected, the stable release of QEMU 1.7.0 has met the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VMware's "vmwgfx" virtual GPU graphics driver has received support for PRIME buffer sharing -- the underlying Linux feature that has allowed Optimus-like features.
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.
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.
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.
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