Performance measurements in iVIC virtual machine clones

J. Hardy, L. Liu, N. Bessis, L. Cui, J. Li

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Virtualisation is a prevalent technology in current computing. Virtualisation can reduce hardware costs by server consolidation, implement "green computing" by reducing power consumption and is an underpinning process for cloud computing enabling the creation of a range of virtual networks and virtual supercomputers. This paper presents performance measurements for a cloning system known as iVIC developed in Beihang University, China. iVIC creates clusters of virtual computers that can communicate with each other through virtual switch mechanisms. The virtual switches can also allow communication between the clone environment and the physical world. The paper presents the results of impartial testing to identify the limiting factors for creating and starting numbers of clone machines, measure the power consumption of the physical system and the computational performance capability of the clones.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2012
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2012


  • cloning
  • cloud computing
  • iVIC
  • virtual machines
  • virtualisation


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