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Re: [Xen-users] xen on amd64 or intel

Am Donnerstag, den 09.03.2006, 21:44 +0100 schrieb aschiefer@xxxxxx:
> hello,
> amd announced their "vanderpool" like technology called "pacifica" or  
> "iommu" to be available in all their newly released processors from this  
> month on (see amd press releases). amd's tech has some potential  
> advantages right now because the mmu is located within the cpu and so  
> supports some advanced tricks very handy for vitualization(nested page  
> tables etc.). on the other hand some reports say if you want to have more  
> virtual machines than actual processor cores intel's hyperthreading is the  
> way to go. intel also wants to release virtualization optimized chipsets  
> (i.e. northbridges that do the same tricks as amd's mmu).

Thats cool. How can I find out if a cpu from amd supports pacifica? I
thought it would take much longer for them to bring these cpus to the
market. Do you got an url from this press announcement?

Does xen 3.0 support pacifica at the moment, and does it run stable?

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