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Re: Xen vs VMware

From: Andreas Hauser <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 22 Oct 2006 18:41:21 +0200

wa1ter wrote @ Sat, 21 Oct 2006 10:25:31 -0700:
> Andreas Hauser wrote:
> > dillon wrote @ Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:34:02 -0700 (PDT):
> > 
> >>     Xen is an operating environment.  Operating systems running under Xen
> >>     have to be aware that they are running under Xen.
> > 
> > Unless you use a current processor (Intel or Amd e.g.) which come with hardware
> > virtualization...
> Can you point out which processors have this hardware -- are they the
> 64-bit models only?  My instincts tell me that the 64-bit hardware
> could virtualize a 32-bit machine -- but that's a pure guess on my part.

No, it has nothing to do with 32-bit or 64-bit.
Amd calls it Pacifica and Intel Vanderpool or VT.
Newer Athlon 64 (AM2), Opteron, Core 2, All Intel from Apple etc. have it.
AFAIR the non Apple mobile Core don't have it.


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