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AMD Advanced Micro Devices is a semiconductor company. AMD, a competitor to Intel, makes the Opteron chip. AMD processors are compatible with the Intel x86 and x86_64 line of processors.

AMD-V technology The virtualization technology that has been added to the AMD processor line to accelerate virtualization functions. The AMD-V technology works by intercepting system calls that would normally be processed in software and processing them in hardware. Currently, more of the hardware virtualization focuses around memory access.

backend drivers The part of the device driver that runs in dom0. The front-end driver runs in the virtual machine; ...

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