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RE: [Xen-devel] Xen/Pacifica

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Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] Xen/Pacifica
From: "Wahlig, Elsie" <elsie.wahlig@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 14:23:59 -0600
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Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] Xen/Pacifica
I am a member of AMD's Software Research and Development Group.  AMD is
active in the open source community and is supportive of the Xen
project.  AMD will be supporting Xen by contributing a port of Xen to
AMD's Pacifica technology.   

Pacifica provides functionality within the microprocessor designed to
make virtualization more efficient and secure.  It's architecturally
very similar to Vanderpool, though it does offer a different feature set
and differing implementation, all designed to provide a richer
environment for hypervisor-based virtualization.  I really can't say
more, but AMD expects to publicly release full details of Pacifica in
the future - stay tuned.

I look forward to interacting with the Xen community as we evolve our
processor technologies to provide increasing levels of support for

Elsie Wahlig 

Dave Feustel wrote: 
> AMD has stated that its VM technology
> (codename Pacifica) will implement VP,
> but 'with a different feature set'. Is any work being done to 
> implement XEN on AMD Pacifica platforms or will the Intel 
> version run unmodified on Pacifica CPUs?
> Thanks,
> Dave Feustel

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