Towards Scalable Multiprocessor Virtual Machines Volkmar Uhlig Joshua LeVasseur Espen Skoglund Uwe Dannowski

@inproceedings{Uhlig2004TowardsSM,
  title={Towards Scalable Multiprocessor Virtual Machines Volkmar Uhlig Joshua LeVasseur Espen Skoglund Uwe Dannowski},
  author={Volkmar Uhlig and Joshua LeVasseur and Espen Skoglund and Uwe Dannowsk},
  year={2004}
}
A multiprocessor virtual machine benefits its guest operating system in supporting scalable job throughput and request latency—useful properties in server consolidation where servers require several of the system processors for steady state or to handle load bursts. Typical operating systems, optimized for multiprocessor systems in their use of spin-locks for critical sections, can defeat flexible virtual machine scheduling due to lock-holder preemption and misbalanced load. The virtual machine… CONTINUE READING