Red Hat acquires Qumranet's desktop virtualization

Robert Arkiletian robark at
Tue Feb 24 19:39:34 UTC 2009

How does Red Hat acquiring Qumranet (SolidICE, SPICE desktop
virtualization)  affect K12Linux?

Are there plans for parts of this technology to eventually become part
of K12Linux?

"Qumranet also developed SolidICE, a high-performance, scalable,
desktop virtualization solution built specifically for virtual
desktops, not simply a retrofit from server virtualization solutions.
SolidICE is designed to enable a user's Windows or Linux desktop to
run in a virtual machine that is hosted on a central server. It is
based on the industry-leading Simple Protocol for Independent
Computing Environments (SPICE) protocol, which overcomes key barriers
to VDI adoption, including a superior user experience enabled by the
SPICE protocol capabilities. SolidICE offers superiority over
competition in three aspects:

A user experience indistinguishable from a physical PC (Windows and
Linux desktops) via the SPICE remote rendering technology

3-5x cost-performance improvement over retrofitted server
virtualization solutions

Scalable, purpose-built management

For more information, please see the related whitepapers:
and videos:"

Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada

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