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vmware only uses hardware assist on intel?

Discussion in 'Intel' started by Robert Myers, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Robert Myers

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    http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware_paravirtualization.pdf

    "Due to high hypervisor to guest transition overhead and a rigid
    programming model, VMware’s
    binary translation approach currently outperforms first generation
    hardware assist
    implementations in most circumstances. The rigid programming model in
    the first generation
    implementation leaves little room for software flexibility in managing
    either the frequency or the
    cost of hypervisor to guest transitions

    Because of this, VMware only takes advantage of these .
    first generation hardware features in limited cases such as for 64-bit
    guest support on Intel
    processors."
     
    Robert Myers, Apr 12, 2011
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