IBM to bring Linux KVM virtualization to its Power server line

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jun 12, 2013 9:35 PM EDT
ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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IBM announced on June 11 at the Red Hat Summit in Boston that it will be bringing Linux's built-in Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) to its Linux-only Power servers. What's technically interesting is that while the KVM hypervisor is an integral part of the Linux kernel, it's a feature that's only been available on the x86 architecture. Specifically, KVM needs either the Intel VT or AMD-V virtualization extensions in the chip to work.

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