Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Mar 2010 17:05 UTC
Red Hat Red Hat has updated its virtualization platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, to include support for desktop virtualization. The beta version of REV 2.2 will include a number of new programs that will allows customers to run a virtualized desktop infrastructure.
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RE[7]: Comment by dragSidious
by computeruser on Wed 31st Mar 2010 16:59 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by dragSidious"
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For AMD or Intel CPUs, you need the model number and sometimes specific part number to know what features are supported. If you can't do enough research to find out if an Intel CPU supports VT-x or not, you probably won't bother to find out what other virtualization features CPUs or chipsets may or may not have. If your goal is to run virtual machines with high performance, you are problably interested in features besides VT-x/AMD-V, such as nested/extended page tables.

When using VMware, nested/extended page tables will most likely provide more of a performance benefit than VT-x/AMD-V.

Besides the CPU's performance in running the desired applications, it's also useful to compare CPUs' virtualization performance with the hypervisor being used.

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