Linux To Receive Virtualisation Technology? Page: 1
News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 15/02/07
Author: PV5150
Source: CNET News

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KVM, a new virtualization technology that lets Linux computers run multiple operating systems simultaneously, has won a significant endorsement from Red Hat. Red Hat, the dominant Linux seller, will include KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) in the next version of its hobbyist Linux version, Fedora.

The endorsement comes on the heels of another significant KVM achievement that bodes well for its adoption: Linux leader Linus Torvalds accepted KVM into the main Linux source code tree in February, a move that makes maintenance and debugging easier and gives projects a higher profile.

Among Red Hatters working on KVM is Ingo Molnar, one of the company's top brainiacs. Molnar has been building paravirtualization abilities into KVM, which removes bottlenecks by letting virtual machines communicate more directly with computer hardware such as network cards and storage systems.

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