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Information about what cpu supports Hardware virtualization.


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INTEL:

VT-x, shows in /proc/cpuinfo as the vmx flag. (grep vmx /proc/cpuinfo)

AKA Vanderpool

See Wikipedia's article on x86 virtualization, for a list of processors that include it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86_virtualization#Intel_Virtualization_Technology_for_x86_.28Intel_VT-x.29


AMD:

AMD-V, shows in /proc/cpuinfo as the svm flag. (grep svm /proc/cpuinfo)

AKA Pacifica, AKA AMD Virtualization

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86_virtualization#AMD_virtualization_.28AMD-V.29


PowerPC:

KVM for PowerPC supports selected embedded cores. It also supports all 64-bit server / desktop class CPUs like the G5, POWER4 and above, Cell, 970MP, and 32-bit desktop class CPUs like the G3, G4, e300, etc.

BookE 440 YES
BookE 500 YES
Book3S PPC64 YES
Book3S PPC32 YES


S390:

Every S390 that has 64-bit support can use KVM. So if your mainframe is at least a z9, you're good!

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