A Survey of Virtualization Workloads
The authors survey several virtualization benchmarks, including benchmarks from different hardware and software vendors, comparing their strengths and weaknesses. They also cover the development (in progress) of a new virtualization benchmark by a well known performance evaluation group. The authors evaluate all the benchmarks' ease of use, accuracy, and methods to quantify virtualization performance. For each benchmark, they also detail the areas of a virtualization solution they stress. In this study, they use Linux where applicable, but also use other operating systems when necessary.