KernelTrap: Xen 2.0 Released

“Ian Pratt announced the official release of Xen 2.0, ‘the
open-source Virtual Machine Monitor.’ The project’s FAQ explains,
‘Xen can securely execute multiple virtual machines, each running
its own OS, on a single physical system with close-to-native
performance.’ Their performance page offers some comparisons of Xen
to native Linux, as well as to two other virtualization projects,
VMware and User-Mode Linux [story]. Xen will currently run both the
2.4 Linux kernel [forum] and the 2.6 Linux kernel, as well as
NetBSD. Support for running FreeBSD and Plan9 is scheduled to be
added within the next few weeks…”