Virtualization Software Goes Multi-processor

“The Sun-sponsored VirtualBox project has released a beta 3.0
version of its free, x86-oriented virtualization software. The
Linux-compatible xVM VirtualBox 3.0 adds support for guest
Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) with up to 32 virtual CPUs, as well
as support for version 2.0 of the OpenGL graphics acceleration
standard, among other features.”

“Targeted at server, desktop, and embedded platforms based on
x86, VirtualBox lets users run their favorite software, Sun says,
while enabling developers convenience when building, testing, and
running “cross-platform, multi-tier applications.” It does this by
enabling development and target systems to share a single physical
host. Supported target “platforms” include Linux, OpenSolaris,
Solaris, Windows, and Mac OS X.”


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