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Article: The Rise of the Type Zero Hypervisor

The use of virtualization in security- and reliability-critical applications like mil/aero has been hindered by the limitations of traditional hypervisors. LynuxWork’s latest Embedded Innovator article shows how a new “Type 0″ hypervisor addresses these issues with a minimized architecture that provides a smaller attack surface and more reliable operation. This new architecture also has the flexibility to use any OS as well as bare-metal applications.



Hypervisor Size Comparison Chart: This diagram shows Type Zero having the smallest code size, ideal for embedded systems.


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Kenton Williston

Roving Reporter (Intel Contractor), Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance

Editor-In-Chief Embedded Innovator magazine

Follow me on Twitter: @kentonwilliston


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