Difference Engine: Harnessing Memory Redundancy in Virtual Machines
By Diwaker Gupta, Sangmin Lee, Michael Vrable, Stefan Savage, Alex C. Snoeren, George Varghese, Geoffrey M. Voelker, Amin Vahdat
Communications of the ACM,
Vol. 53 No. 10, Pages 85-93
Virtual machine monitors are a popular platform for Internet hosting centers and cloud-based compute services. But main memory is not amenable to multiplexed hardware resources and is often a bottleneck in achieving higher degrees of consolidation.
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