Definitions

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  • n. A software and/or firmware system that provides a virtual machine and allows it to operate directly on underlying hardware (instead of via emulation), but within specified constraints.

Etymologies

Blend of hyper- and supervisor. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A new version of the free Xen hypervisor is now available to download.

    p2pnet World Headlines – May 21, 2009

  • For example, the SPE could request hashes of regions of the calling hypervisor and use this to detect patching.

    root labs rdist

  • There is commoditization pressure, especially for the base-level hypervisor, which is being given away for free by rivals.

    For VMWare Growth Is Vanishing

  • Citrix has gotten out ahead of rival VMware by releasing its bare-metal hypervisor, which is installed directly on desktop hardware, rather than on top of an operating system.

    Citrix targets laptop security with new virtualization software

  • Desktop virtualization really is virtualizationJust like server virtualization, desktop virtualization relies on a thin layer of software known as a hypervisor, which runs on bare-metal server hardware and provides a platform on which administrators deploy and manage virtual machines.

    What desktop virtualization really means

  • In server systems, which often run at a fraction of capacity, companies such as VMware Inc. use a layer of software called a hypervisor that make it possible to run multiple operating systems and application programs to exploit more of a system's capability.

    Technology Quells Desktop Conflicts

  • With virtualization, a layer of software called a hypervisor emulates the underlying hardware of a server, allowing a system to run multiple operating systems and their associated application programs.

    Real Virtualization Battle Looms

  • The technology uses a layer of software called a hypervisor that emulates the underlying hardware, allowing a system to run multiple operating systems and their associated application programs.

    Start-Up Targets Server Bottleneck

  • The hypervisor is the most basic virtualization component.

    Application Development Trends - News

  • Cirrus Tech's Xen VPS hosting plans are based on the Xen hypervisor, which is a powerful, efficient, and secure technology for virtualization.

    Press Releases

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