[Beowulf] Virtualisation and high performance interconnects.

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Fri Nov 2 15:18:11 EDT 2007


On Fri, 2 Nov 2007, Lombard, David N wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 01:00:00PM -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
>>
>> I don't know how many of these problems are really "fundamental" though.
>> I wish I knew more about the hardware support for VMs.  All I know is
>> that current chips have it, but I don't know what it consists of.  Does
>> anybody?  Want to share?
>
> I'm not quite sure you're looking for this level of detail, but the Intel
> docs are here:
>  <http://developer.intel.com/products/processor/manuals/index.htm>
>
> Volume 3B: System Programming Guide specifcally deals with virtualization.

I was kinda hoping for the reader's digest version, yeah, but I'll try
to find time to take a "figure it all out peek" sometime in the next
century...;-)

    rgb

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