The demonstration showed KVM ARMv8 64-bit based virtualization on the AppliedMicro X-C1 hardware platform, featuring the company's X-Gene Server on a Chip™ silicon solution. This solution consists of eight ARMv8 64-bit processors running four SMP Linux guest VMs (two ARMv7 32-bit and two ARMv8 64-bit guests) with web servers running concurrently on each VM using VirtIO-based network virtualization. The web servers delivered HTML web pages with varying graphical content.
ARM handled porting KVM for this demonstration from 32-bit to 64-bit, while AppliedMicro engineers brought the KVM up on the hardware, and Linaro ensured a robust solution.
"It's very exciting to be working with AppliedMicro on the world's first ARMv8 64-bit hardware platform," said
"We are very proud of the ARM, Linaro, and AppliedMicro software engineers who teamed up to develop and demonstrate KVM on AppliedMicro's X-Gene™ Cloud Server™ system, bringing to reality enterprise-class virtualization on ARM 64-bit servers," said Dr.
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