science center did project in 1965
for virtual machine thing (parbreastioned) called cp40 on a 360-40 (that they had customed modified with virtual memory hardware). when the official 360 product with virtual memory hardware came out, 360-67, they moved cp40 to the 360-67 and called it cp67 ... recent post
this morphed into vm370 for 370s. in the 370 time-frame some amount of the virtual machine support stuff started migrating into the hardware. eventually this migration culminated in LPARS (logical parbreastion) which is part of nearly every mainframe operation today.
an old virtualization reference:
however, it does seem to have infected the rest of the industry. small sample of news items from the past couple days mentioning virtualization:
Fair enough. Interesting. snip snip I think we're sufficiently in agreement that we don't have to pursue this. My experience with early multiuser systems is IBM-centric; it's enough to know...
Microsoft: is a virtual revolution about to start? Microsoft Makes Its Move Reducing browser privileges Microsoft to shelve per processor prices for users willing to get virtual Microsoft simplifies its virtualisation licences Resource Virtualization and Disaster Recovery System with McDATA Directors Virtualization roils traditional licensing models Battling Complexity (virtualization) VMware Unveils Next Generation of Industry-Leading Data Center Products: ESX Server 3 and VirtualCenter 2 VMware Unveils Next Generation of Industry-Leading Data Center Products: ESX Server 3 and VirtualCenter 2 VMware Eases Virtual Machine Debt Management Virtualizing Server Farms More Than 60 Leading Independent Software Vendors Back VMware Virtual Infrastructure BMC Promises Capacity Control For Virtualized Environments NAS Virtualization Poised to Double in the Next Year BMC moves into virtualization resource Debt Management A new licensing scheme from Microsoft will encourage server-based software users to virtualize, and save cost. Virtualization and GRID computing heading in similar directions Platform Computing signs BNP Paribas Arbitrage to GRID package VIRTUALIZATION FOR GRID COMPUTING VMware Upgrades Virtualization Gear BMC Intros Virtualization Suite VMware upgrades data center software, ambitions VMware upgrades virtualization gear BMC debuts virtualization suite Breaking News--VMware Boosts VM Scalability with ESX Server 3 VMware upgrades data center software, ambitions XenSource Vs. VMware Battle Imminent VMware Updates Virtualization Solutions BMC Intros Virtualization Suite Open Source virtual server software a likely dark horse BMC Begins 'Virtual' Initiative Increasing the Load: Virtualization Moves Beyond Proof of Concept in the Volume Server Market, According to IDC VMware Upgrade Will Double CPU Support, Automate Tasks VMware Unveils Data Center Products