Virtual machines: old and new
Posted Jan 21, 2012 1:14 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: Again: I'm surprised that you are surprised...
Parent article: The future calculus of memory management
It's been about 10 years since x86 servers got virtual machine technology like that used on 1970s servers, because the economics of server granularity made it worthwhile. I don't know if the technology has completely caught up yet, but it's at least really close. The 1970s virtual machines did not have anything like the memory allocation intelligence we're talking about here.
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