The recent release of QEMU 2.6 has support for allowing guests to do bursts of I/O for a configurable amount of time, whereby the I/O level exceeds the normally allowed limits.
Virgil 3D (also sometimes marked as VirGL 3D) is now part of all the key mainline components for supporting 3D acceleration on guest VMs that's then passed onto the host using a pure open-source software stack by creating a virtual 3D GPU inside QEMU. Here are some benchmark numbers.
The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) code for Linux 4.7 is adding x86 AVIC support for further optimizing virtualization performance. AVIC is of relevance to AMD's Carrizo hardware and newer.
The developers behind the QEMU open-source processor emulator have announced their v2.6.0 release.
QEMU 2.6-RC3 was released this week and QEMU 2.6.0 should be officially released at the beginning of May. Here's a look at some of the new features coming to this important piece of the Linux open-source virtualization stack.
QEMU 2.6-rc0 was tagged today as the first milestone leading up to the QEMU 2.6 release in the near future.
There's not yet any word on the next major release of Oracle's VM VirtualBox software, but at least now available is a new maintenance update.
The VirGL Virtual OpenGL Renderer -- a.k.a. Virglrenderer -- is growing up and getting ready for primetime.
It's been about two years since last seeing any Xen PV vs. PVHVM benchmarks, but back then Xen PVHVM was smacking Xen PV's performance. Since then, with newly-published benchmarks, the lead has only expanded.
Version 4.12 of Xen Orchestra is now available, the open-source project built around XenServer. The Xen Orchestra 4.12 release brings new features and is one of the few remaining before focusing on Xen Orchestra 5.
Paolo Bonzini sent in the first pull request this morning for KVM (Kernel-Based Virtual Machine) changes for Linux 4.5.
If you are just a casual user of the Linux virtualization stack with the open-source virt-manager, you might not know that for months they have already been supporting UEFI-based installations inside virtual machines.
QEMU 2.5 has been officially released today as the newest feature release to this critical component to the open-source Linux virtualization stack.
QEMU 2.5-RC3 was released today as the last final release candidate scheduled before the official release of QEMU 2.5.
Red Hat's Cole Robinson has announced the release of virt-manager 1.3.0 for open-source virtual machine management.
Intel quietly released the XenGT 2015-Q3 release at the end of October as the newest quarterly update to their mediated graphics passthrough solution for virtualization customers.
The first release candidate is out today for QEMU v2.5 and it comes with exciting changes.
Red Hat's Paolo Bonzini sent out the KVM updates today for the Linux 4.4 kernel.
The Xen Project has announced version 4.6 of their software this morning, which they describe as the most punctual and highest quality release yet.
After rumors were swirling last week that Dell was planning to buy EMC, the parent company of VMWare, for $50 billion USD, today that information was firmed up and the purchase price is actually $67 billion -- making it one of the largest tech deals ever.
If you're fortunate enough to have a powerful 64-bit ARM board, Xen virtualization support is now available via CentOS ARM64 packages.
Oracle announced the release today of VirtualBox 5.0.6, the newest version of their virtualization platform.
Landing in the Linux 4.2 kernel was the new VirtIO GPU driver to be used with the open-source Linux virtualization stack as the first step towards having open-source GPU hardware acceleration in guest VMs. While that initial code drop didn't hook up any 3D rendering support, there's now patches for doing just that.
Xen virtualization has a few new features for Linux 4.3.
After NVIDIA announced GRID 2.0, AMD has used VMworld 2015 to launch "the world's first hardware-based GPU virtualization solution, the AMD Multiuser GPU."
VMware this morning announced Workstation 12 Pro and Workstation 12 Player with a variety of virtualization improvements for Windows and Linux.
QEMU 2.4 was released today as the newest version of this open-source component that's key to the Linux virtualization stack.
Back in May was the big "VENOM" security vulnerability affect QEMU whereby VM security could be escaped through QEMU's virtual floppy disk drive. In June was a PCNET controller buffer overflow allowing a guest to escape to have host access. Today there's a similar security vulnerability going public about its virtual CD-ROM drive.
A new release candidate came out yesterday for QEMU 2.4, the next release of this important piece to open-source Linux virtualization. With QEMU 2.4 comes several new features.
QEMU 2.4.0-rc0 was just tagged in Git. As usual, this update to an important piece to the open-source Linux virtualization stack will come with many new features when it officially ships later this summer.
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