Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 13th Aug 2006 18:18 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "[...] a new white paper by VMWare that comes to the surprising conclusion that hardware-assisted x86 virtualization oftentimes fails to outperform software-assisted virtualization. My reading of the paper says that this counterintuitive result is often due to the fact that hardware-assisted virtualization relies on expensive traps to catch privileged instructions while software-assisted virtualization uses inexpensive software substitutions." Read more at Slashdot.
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by felipe_alfaro on Sun 13th Aug 2006 23:41 UTC
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In fact, they are right. No thing on earth can beat Xen's performance when running a paravirtualized operating system like Linux or NetBSD.

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