Increasingly, hypervisors are being touted as a solution for consolidating multiple systems or applications onto a single piece of hardware. Using a hypervisor offers several potential benefits, including lower hardware costs, lower power consumption, and reuse of legacy code. But it also poses new challenges to system architects and designers, especially when used in real-time applications, such as automotive.
To deploy a hypervisor successfully, system designers must weigh several factors, including resource allocation, performance, and ease of implementation; they must also evaluate whether a hypervisor is, in fact, the most effective tool for achieving their design goals.
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