Event WCAE(Workshop on Computer Architecture Education)
Abstract: Due to the benefits provided by virtualization and parallel processing, such as concurrent execution of multiple operating systems, the performance of servers has grown a lot. Intel VT-x is a hardware support proposal capable of simplifying Virtual Machine Monitors (VMMs), increasing the performance of virtualized systems. This technology includes definitions of new data structures, new forms of CPU operation, and a new Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). Therefore, in order to understand how Intel VT-x works, a didactic simulation environment is very important. So, the goal of this paper is to present an extended model of MIPS R3000 based on ArchC (an architecture description language), with the main features of Intel VT-x. This proposed model, a teaching methodology and how to use this model to simulate and understand virtualization are the main contributions of this paper.

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