Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bitvisor Hypervisor

Evidently there is a hypervisor being developed at the University of Tsukuba called Bitvisor. They advertise it as supporting Windows XP, Vista, 64-bit Linux, and 32-bit FreeBSD. The only mention in English of it was a presentation at BlackHat in August, "A Hypervisor IPS based on Hardware Assisted Virtualization Technology." It is fairly immature as compared with Xen. Nonetheless, if they bridge the language gap it might see some niche vendor uptake due to its BSD license.

FreeBSD and NetBSD developers should follow up with them to see if they might benefit from integrating support in to their mainline.

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