[Beowulf] small-footprint MS WIn "MinWin"

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Mon Oct 22 14:49:55 EDT 2007


On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 12:51 -0500, Brian D. Ropers-Huilman wrote:
> 
> Interesting comment for this particular list. While I'm all in favor
> of MS "seeing the light," so to speak, your comment on "... everything
> else as a VM guest on top of a device-independent layer.  At least I
> hope we are going there." With everything so performance oriented in
> our world, I just find this comment surprising.
> 
At least on the interconnect side of things, VMs may not be a big
performance drain. There is an IBM paper which measures Infiniband
performance in native and Xen machines, and finds a few percentage loss
in performance.

http://xen.xensource.com/files/xs0106_virtualizing_infiniband.pdf

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