Ubuntu 12.10: Linux KVM vs. Xen Virtualization Preview

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 16 July 2012. Page 4 of 4. 18 Comments
Ubuntu Linux 12.10 Xen KVM Virtualization
Ubuntu Linux 12.10 Xen KVM Virtualization
Ubuntu Linux 12.10 Xen KVM Virtualization
Ubuntu Linux 12.10 Xen KVM Virtualization
Ubuntu Linux 12.10 Xen KVM Virtualization
Ubuntu Linux 12.10 Xen KVM Virtualization
Ubuntu Linux 12.10 Xen KVM Virtualization

These benchmarks are not terribly surprising or very different from earlier Ubuntu virtualization benchmarks. Generally, Linux KVM is the fastest and most reliable means of virtualization. Xen virtualization though continues to be quite viable and can deliver comparable performance to KVM for many computational workloads.

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