Friday, November 16, 2007

qemu - kqemu accelerator ported to other platforms

QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer. When used as a virtualizer, QEMU achieves near native performances by executing the guest code directly on the host CPU. A host driver called the QEMU accelerator (also known as KQEMU) is needed in this case. The virtualizer mode requires that both the host and guest machine use x86 compatible processors.

QEMU Accelerator (KQEMU) is a driver allowing the QEMU PC emulator to run much faster when emulating a PC on an x86 host. It basically makes qemu speeds comparable to those of VirtualBox or VMware.

KQemu has been ported to various platforms (x86):