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CSE 60641 - Graduate Operating Systems - Lecture 24

Date November 20th, 2014
Topic Foundational Properties of VMs
Description Study / review two papers from the 2005 special issue on Virtual Machine research


  • M. Rosenblum, T. Garfinkel, “Virtual machine monitors: current technology and future trends,” IEEE Computer, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 39-47, May 2005.
  • J. E. Smith, R. Nair, “The architecture of virtual machines,” IEEE Computer, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 32-38, May 2005.


  • Interim draft (don't forget)

Key Points

  • What is a hypervisor?
  • What is a VMM?
  • What are challenges with regards to CPU, memory, and I/O for virtualization?
  • What is dynamic binary translation?
  • How does a process VM differ from a traditional VM?
  • What is a Type 1 VM? What is a Type 2 VM?

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