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Architectural Support of Multiple Hypervisors Over Single Platform for Enhancing Cloud Computing Security

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Executive Summary

This paper presents MultiHype, a novel architecture that supports multiple hypervisors (or virtual machine monitors) on a single physical platform by leveraging many-core based cloud-on-chip architecture. A MultiHype platform consists of a control plane and multiple hypervisors created on-demand, each can further create multiple guest virtual machines. Supported at architectural level, a single platform using Multi-Hype can behave as a distributed system with each hypervisor and its virtual machines running independently and concurrently. As a direct consequence, vulnerabilities of one hypervisor or its guest virtual machine can be confined within its own domain, which makes the platform more resilient to malicious attacks and failures in a cloud environment.

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