Intel's Cloud Hypervisor 0.3 Adds Block Device Offloading, Paravirtualized IOMMU

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 19 October 2019 at 03:14 PM EDT. 4 Comments
Intel developers have been working on the Cloud Hypervisor that is written in Rust and built atop KVM as an open-source VMM designed for running modern cloud workloads while being focused on just supporting modern software/interfaces and relying upon para-virtualized (VirtIO) devices without legacy support. This week marked a new release of this forward-looking KVM-based hypervisor solution.

With the release of the Intel Cloud Hypervisor 0.3 there is now block device offloading support, a network device back-end based on vhost-user-net, virtual sockets support using Firecracker, an HTTP-based API, memory-mapped VirtIO transport support, para-virtualized IOMMU abilities, Ubuntu 19.10 support, and large memory guest support.

More details on the Intel Cloud Hypervisor 0.3 release via GitHub.
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