AMD today published the full specification of its Pacifica virtualization technology, a technology which will enhance 64-bit client and server virtualization for x86-based servers, workstations, desktops and mobile computers.
“Hardware virtualization in the x86 platform opens the way for a new class of innovation, making the platform more flexible, more manageable, and more secure,” said Martin Reynolds, Gartner Fellow, Gartner, Inc. “Both home and business users will benefit from the technology, which will rapidly proliferate across the entire x86 market. It will transform the way that we use our PCs, more so than any other technology this decade.”
Pacifica will be available for desktop and server processors in the first half of 2006. The full Pacifica specification can be found here