Linked by David Adams on Wed 14th Sep 2011 14:17 UTC, submitted by garyd
OSNews, Generic OSes The OpenIndiana project is pleased to announce the next development release of the open source, enterprise operating system. OpenIndiana build 151a is now available for 32 and 64-bit x86 architecture systems. We hope you're as excited as we are for the first complete platform for servers and desktops that offers the full power of the virtualisation, observability, management, networking, and storage technologies from the illumos project. Please see the release notes for full details of what's new. This milestone also marks the one year anniversary of our first release. Look for our first stable release in the near future!
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Question
by Kebabbert on Thu 15th Sep 2011 07:43 UTC
Kebabbert
Member since:
2007-07-27

I never understood KVM.

So, does this allow me to run Windows in KVM, exactly like bare bone, i.e. I get full 3D graphics and can run all games?

VirtualBox 3D support is so-so. Older games works excellent like Quake2, Quake3 etc - whereas newer games doesnt really work.

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RE: Question
by gilboa on Thu 15th Sep 2011 09:01 in reply to "Question"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

The two things are completely separated.
kvm is the virtualization technology.
OpenGL (or Direct3D) is dependent on the virtualized display driver built on top of KVM, soft-Qemu or Xen.

In reality, non of the currently existing virtualization technologies are capable of giving host like performance when it comes to 3D.
The only possible route is using IO virtualization - giving the guest full access to the graphics card - at the price of having VT-d capable machine and supported drivers. (As far as I know, only Xen support this configuration)

- Gilboa

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RE[2]: Question
by Lennie on Thu 15th Sep 2011 09:05 in reply to "RE: Question"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I think KVM does too, but I've never tried it.

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