QEMU is an open source machine emulator and virtualizer

The QEMU Project includes the QEMU open source machine emulator and virtualizer and also acts as an umbrella organization for the KVM Linux kernel module and Jailhouse partitioning hypervisor.

When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run operating systems and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance.

When used as a virtualizer, QEMU achieves near native performances by executing the guest code directly on the host CPU. QEMU supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux. When using KVM, QEMU can virtualize x86, ARM, server and embedded PowerPC, and S390 guests.

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QEMU 2018 Projects

  • Steffen Görtz
    micro:bit machine type and cortex-m0 support
    The micro:bit is a small computer for educational use that is also suitable for embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) projects. The micro:bit...
  • shubham.jain
    Patchew REST API improvements.
    Patchew is an open source CI project to automate testing of patches submitted as emails on mailing lists. Currently Patchew has a simple API, but it...
  • Emanuele Esposito
    Qtest Driver Framework
    Testing is very important in software development, it allows developers to find bugs and evaluate software quality. For instance, regression testing...
  • Nathan Gauër
    Vulkan-ize VirGL
    VirGL provides an OpenGL path well supported on Linux guests. On the host, QEMU offers several console back-ends, from EGL to SDL. Adding a Vulkan...