ViMo-S: A Lightweight Hypervisor based on ARM Virtualization Extensions
Song-Woo Sok1, Young-Woo Jung2, Cheol-Hun Lee3
1Song-Woo Sok, High-Performance Computing Dept., Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.
2Young-Woo Jung, High-Performance Computing Dept., Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.
3Prof. Cheol-Hun Lee, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.
Manuscript received on October 19, 2016. | Revised Manuscript received on October 28, 2016 | Manuscript published on November 05, 2016. | PP: 18-20 | Volume-6 Issue-5, November 2016. | Retrieval Number: E2928116516/2016©BEIESP
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Abstract: The ViMo-S, a type 1 hypervisor for ARMv7 and ARMv8-based ARM server systems, supports full virtualization to run existing operating systems and applications unmodified. It uses ARM hardware virtualization extensions to optimize the performance of virtual machines. Therefore, its virtual machines’ system call latency is near physical machine’s, while other hypervisors like Xen and KVM show relatively slower and unstable performances in benchmark tests.
Keywords: ARM, Hypervisor, Virtualization.