x86 virtualization#AMD virtualization .28AMD-V.29

The AMD Virtualization AMD-V or short (also known under the codename Pacifica ) is a technique to virtualize a computer and referred to AMD's implementation of a Secure Virtual Machine in conjunction with an IOMMU.

AMD assigns his licenses to use the technology for free to all interested companies to ensure broad acceptance of this technology. Provider of virtualization software such as VMware, KVM, VirtualBox, Xen, or Windows Virtual PC, have already announced their support for AMD -V and brought such products on the market.

AMD -V is since June 2006 part of the Athlon 64 processors ( Socket AM2 from ), the Turion 64 processors ( socket S1 only ), the Opteron processors (Socket AM2 and Socket F ) and the Phenom processors as ( if specified), since 2009 the Athlon II processors. Support for AMD-V can be recognized by the operating system on svm Prozessorflag, under Linux, for example, in the file / proc / cpuinfo.

Importance for TPM

In conjunction with Presidio conformity to TPM model is sought. The two technologies are to be used to implement copy protection for software.