Ifblog (ponderings 2.0)

Friday, November 19, 2010

KVM means that Windows petaflop “achievement” was actually done using Linux?

Filed under: Commentary, Linux, Supercomputing, Sysadmin, Windows — ifireball @ 14:10

This seems to be one little but important detail that escaped notice by the press so far:

“Because Tsubame uses a KVM hypervisor and various cloud-like provisioning tools, it can run both Windows and Linux at the same time on different nodes, and offer users various types of processing configurations”

KVM Stands for “Kernel Virtual Machine” it is the virtualization platform embedded in the Linux Kernel, what this means is that when Tsubame was running either Windows or Linux, it was actually running them as Virtual Machines on top of Linux Physical Hosts, if I understand correctly this means that essentially, the so called Windows benchmark was actually a Linux benchmark…

The Silver is the New Black Theme. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 349 other followers