Xen being ported to the ARM architecture by Samsung

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, June 30th, 2008   |  

Just two weeks ago virtualization.info published an article detailing some of the conditions needed to bring virtualization to the embedded/mobile devices.

Being possible (and profitable) or not, one of the first platform that seems ready to go was KVM.
Now also Xen embraces the portable architectures.

At the end of the annual XenSummit, Samsung officially announced a port of the open source hypervisor to the ARM hardware.

The involvement of Samsung is a major sign of interest from the mobile industry, and the choice to start the porting from ARM a remarkable thing considering the huge diffusion of this processor.

The phone giant is working on Xen for Arm since over a year and the progress made so far can be tracked on this dedicated wiki.

There’s also a very interesting presentation titled Secure Xen on ARM: Status and Driver Domain Separation that is worth a read.

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