New virtualization system beats Xen to Linux kernel
By Matthew Broersma, TechWorld, 12/14/06 (LinuxWorld)
A relatively obscure virtualization system has leapfrogged better-known rivals to make its way into an upcoming Linux kernel.
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) has been accepted by kernel gurus such as Linus Torvalds and Andrew Morton for inclusion in Version 2.6.20 of the Linux kernel, developers said earlier this week. The system consists of a loadable kernel module and a user component, and is licensed under the GNU General Public License.
Its development is backed by Qumranet, an Israel-based start-up with finance from Sequoia Capital and Norwest Venture Partners, which is still in stealth mode. Qumranet is named after Qumran, an ancient settlement near the Dead Sea best known as being the closest to the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
QUMRANET is a startup firm backing a new Linux kernel: