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daily link  Wednesday, August 31, 2005


An Introduction to Virtualization: A history from 1959 to now (with a quote using "virtual machine" in 1961), plus a directory of various virtualization projects and products.  10:57:20 PM  permalink  


daily link  Monday, August 22, 2005


VMWare Serial Line Gateway: Not quite sure why I'd need it, but it seems nifty:  a gateway connecting a VMware serial device to a named pipe.  It's reported to work as a Citrix Access Gateway.  10:56:02 PM  permalink  


daily link  Tuesday, August 16, 2005


New projects at Sun: "Sun's Squawk project was noted by Gage. Written in Java, Squawk is intended to provide multiple virtual machines and treat an application as an object, Gage said. Squawk would provide more efficient use of memory and power, according to Gage. Squawk was described on Sunís Web site as a compact, high-performance Java environment.  "This is perfect for wireless sensor devices," Gage said."  7:54:50 PM  permalink  


daily link  Monday, August 15, 2005


What is a Hypervisor: Brief summary of how a virtual machine hypervisor relates to its hardware, and of upcoming hardware support.  "Intel and AMD are both working on providing full Hypervisor support at the CPU level, introducing a new CPU Ring (-1), with respective project codenames "Vanderpool" and "Pacifica".  A thin layer of Windows virtualization technology will move to execute at Hypervisor CPU Ring -1 to take full advantage of hardware innovations from Intel and AMD."  2:37:46 PM  permalink  

VMware, Sun Microsystems Partner on Server Partitioning: "VMware will be packaging Solaris 10 in the pre-configured, "shrink-wrap" virtual machines that the company launched a few months ago."  1:03:35 PM  permalink  


daily link  Saturday, August 13, 2005


OSx86 in the Wild: Running OSX as a guest VM will be interesting (once it gets released legally).  There are several bio and grid apps that run natively on OSX, plus various media products that are better in OSX.  "We can confirm that a torrent containing a VMware image of Tiger x86 has been leaked to a major torrent site.  This virtual hard drive image has supposedly been hacked to circumvent TPM and run on non-SSE3 machines.  ..  We obviously have not tested this image (and will not, due to its blatant violation of the DMCA) .."  7:43:06 PM  permalink  

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