Author Archives: Rob Washburn

Nehalem EX and RHEL 6.0 KVM – Pushing the scalability envelope for virtualized workloads

In mid-December 2010, IBM made some new contributions to the officially published roster of SPECvirt_sc2010 benchmark results in the form of two new SUTs powered by Intel Nehalem EX CPUs and running RHEL 6.0 KVM: IBM x3690 X5 SUT – … Continue reading

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SPECvirt_sc2010 VMware ESX 4.1 vs RHEL 5.5 KVM benchmarks: digging a little deeper…

2010 is quickly drawing to a close – both consumer interest in and implementation of virtualized computing infrastructures is high and only continuing to increase going into 2011.  Keeping pace with consumer interest is competition in the hypervisor arena, which … Continue reading

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