Red Hat, HP Achieve Top Virtualization Performance Spec.org Benchmark

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Red Hat, today announced that it has achieved a new record-setting SPECvirt_sc2010 virtualization performance benchmark in collaboration with partner HP based on the powerful Kernel-based Virtual Machine hypervisor and HP ProLiant systems.

The SPECvirt virtualization benchmark measures the ability of a system to host virtual machines that are running a set of typical server applications and is modeled to look like a customer’s real environment.

The SPECvirt_sc2010 metric is derived from a combination of the performance of the virtualized applications, noting the number of virtual machines used in the test, and a Quality of Service (QoS) requirement.

The combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 and its integrated KVM hypervisor and the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 has established new leading results – 7,424@456VMs and 76 tiles – setting the best virtual performance mark and highest number of tiles, or set of six virtual machines running an application, of any published SPECvirt result.

Including today’s record-setting result, 11 of the 18 published SPECvirt 2010 benchmark results published at Spec.org were achieved using KVM technology.

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