A Functional Classification Based Inter-VM Communication Mechanism with Multi-core Platform

Conference Paper · January 2009with4 Reads
DOI: 10.1109/ICPADS.2009.57 · Source: DBLP
Conference: IEEE 15th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ICPADS 2009, 8-11 December 2009, Shenzhen, China
With the resurgence of virtualization technologies and the development of multi-core technologies, the combination of the two becomes a trend. Therefore, inter-VM communication becomes a key part in how to improve the performance of virtual machines (VMs) basing on multi-core platform. In this paper, we first analyze the characteristics of multi-core tasks and the properties of virtual machine environment, and then classify processor cores into two categories basing on their different functions. According to the classification, we design an inter-VM communication mechanism with multi-core platform. It discards the traditional communication path between VMs which needs to via a trusted VM, sets up communication channels between virtual CPUs in different VMs and uses shared memory space to implement high-throughput communication of inter-VM. Experiment results have proved the efficiency of them.
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