"At the beginning of this year Intel decided to get behind an
open-source project called Xen, the end result of which is to
develop a virtualisation engine — or hypervisor —
designed to allow multiple operating systems to run on a single
server. The project came along at the perfect time for Intel--the
chipmaker is building Virtualization Technology (VT) into chips
beginning this year, but Windows won't support the feature for two
or three years.
"Participants in the Xen project--also backed by Sun, HP,
Novell, Red Hat, AMD, Voltaire and others--claim Intel's
contribution has been substantial..."
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