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Virtual Machine Interface/Virtual Recource Manager

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039396D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Greenberg, MS Lang, TG Loucks, LK O'Quin, JT Sauer, CH [+details]

Abstract

By providing a Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) to control hardware and provide a high-level interface for multiple virtual machines, multiple concurrent applications and operating systems in virtual machines are supported by controlling the sharing of system resources. Using a hardware base consisting of a high-speed Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) microcomputer with hardware assist for virtual memory management and an IBM PC AT (Advanced Technology) compatible I/O bus, it is desirable to provide the following features: 1. Provide a high-level machine interface, which simplifies the development and implementation of operating systems and their applications. 2. Maximize performance to support real-time process control-type applications. 3.