AMD to launch virtualization in Opteron next month and I/O virtualization in 2007

Quoting from SearchServerVirtualization:

As a result, more OSes can run simultaneously on a system and share the hardware, according to Margaret Lewis, commercial software strategist with AMD. “The extensions take away some of the overhead and allow for the software to spoof this environment more simply,” said Lewis. “Now we’ll see near-native performance levels. The virtualized machine will run as well as it would on bare metal itself.”

AMD-V is already available in desktop and mobile versions of AMD processors. AMD said it expects to make an announcement next month on plans to release a virtualization-enhanced version of Operton, the AMD server chip. AMD I/O virtualization-enabled chip sets will likely hit the market in 2007, the company said.

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The Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.