Friday, June 10, 2005


QEMU: "QEMU Accelerator Module : What is it ?
The QEMU Accelerator Module increases the speed of QEMU when a PC is emulated on a PC. It runs most of the target application code directly on the host processor to achieve near native performance. It is very useful when you want to run another Operating System (for example Windows) on a Linux desktop.

Emulator Typical application slow down
ratio compared to native
QEMU between 5 and 10
QEMU QEMU accelerator between 1 and 2

Currently it is only available for a Linux host running a kernel 2.4.x or 2.6.x.

With the QEMU Accelerator Module, QEMU can be compared to other commercial or free PC Virtualizers. It has the advantage of being free and to achieve good performances while necessitating no specific guest Operating System modifications. No other product has such advantages."