AMD publishes specifications of Pacifica technology
AMD published an overview, specs and developer recommendations of its Pacifica hardware virtualization technology designed to work on AMD64 CPUs. Developed in close cooperation with Microsoft, VMware and XenSource, the innovation is called to provide flexibility, manageability and security for running several operating systems on a single machine.
This technology appends to the Open Platform Management Architecture intended for remote management of AMD-based servers and is similar to Intel Virtualization Technology.
The Pacifica was introduced at LinuxWorld Summit. The first CPUs with support for it are to arrive in Q1 2006.
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