Cloud Hypervisor Project welcomes AMD as a Member of the Advisory Board
The Linux Foundation | 08 November 2022
SAN FRANCISCO, November 8, 2022 -- The Cloud Hypervisor Project, a leading virtual machine monitor (VMM) for running modern cloud workloads, is excited to welcome AMD to their Advisory Board. The Linux Foundation and the founding members of the Cloud Hypervisor Project would like to welcome AMD and look forward to working with them to foster an environment of open source collaboration.
Since 2021, the Cloud Hypervisor Project, under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation, has had broad support across industries – including both from CPU manufacturers as well as public cloud operators. The Cloud Hypervisor project is designed for supporting modern workloads both on the Edge as well as on the Cloud. As the Linux Foundation continues to standardize key components of the software stack for managing and orchestrating modern workloads, Cloud Hypervisor will continue to play an important role.
As a major CPU vendor, AMD’s decision to join the project is a reflection on the momentum of this effort to standardize one of the key technology components in a modern virtualization stack – the virtual machine monitor. A VMM uses the functionality surfaced by a hypervisor to help create and manage virtual machines. In addition to managing the CPU and memory resources amongst the virtual machines under management, a VMM also provides both I/O and platform resources for the guest virtual machines.
“AMD looks forward to bringing our robust portfolio and experience to the Cloud Hypervisor project to drive more freedom and choice into the virtualization space,” said Robert Hormuth, CVP of Architecture and Strategy, Datacenter Solutions Group, AMD.
“As a major CPU vendor, AMDs contributions to the Cloud Hypervisor will be super valuable,” said K. Y Srinivasan, Advisory Board Member from Microsoft.
Cloud Hypervisor welcomes organizations and contributors from around the world to help drive the innovation and adoption of cutting-edge VMMs for cloud-based workloads. To learn more about the Cloud Hypervisor Project, including how to get involved, please visit www.cloudhypervisor.org.
The Linux Foundation
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, PyTorch, RISC-V, SPDX, OpenChain, and more. The Linux Foundation focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org. The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see its trademark usage page: www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.