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Whitepaper: The Virtualization Spectrum From Hyperthreads to Grids

by Performance DynamicsJan 01, 2008

Modern Virtual Machines (VMs) can be opaque to conventional performance management tools because VM technology has surpassed standard measurement paradigms. The paper attempt to ameliorate that problem by; observing that disparate types of VMs lie on a discrete spectrum bounded by hyperthreading at one extreme and GRID-like services at the other, and recognizing that poll-based scheduling is the common architectural element in many VM implementations. Virtualization remains a hot topic because of the opacity of virtual systems from the standpoint of conventional performance management.