A Comparison of Software and Hardware Techniques for x86 Virtualization

Publisher : VMware
Latest Version : Wed Aug 30 13:51:26 PDT 2006
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The main technical contributions of this paper are (1) a review of VMware Workstation™s software VMM, focusing on performance properties of the virtual instruction execution engine; (2) a review of the emerging hardware support, identifying performance trade-offs; (3) a quantitative performance comparison of a software and a hardware VMM.