Real Cooperation, Virtual Solutions

Let me start by offering a big thanks to Intel for the invitation to join this group. It's a great opportunity to talk about how Intel’s virtualization technology directly impacts end-users by enabling ISVs like Parallels to deliver exciting new capabilities and solutions.

The most recent example of this impact is Parallels Workstation 4.0 Extreme, available today through HP on the Z800 Workstation. Another milestone in desktop virtualization, Parallels Workstation Extreme is the first virtual workstation solution to enable the direct assignment of graphics and networking hardware resources to a virtual machine. Our underlying Parallels FastLane Architecture makes this possible, utilizing Intel virtualization technology such as Intel VT-x, VT-d, and Extended Page Tables (EPT).

Parallels has long worked with Intel to bring performance and ease of use directly to virtualization users.  For example, Parallels has over two million desktop virtualization users already enjoying the power of Intel VT-x combined with our patented ease of use features such as Coherence and SmartSelect. These types of innovations show why Parallels is focused on working closely with market leaders such as Intel.

Parallels Workstation 4.0 Extreme builds on this well-established path, introducing innovations such as near-native virtualized graphics performance using Intel’s VT-d technology as well as new ease of use innovations such as SmartMouse, allowing users to seamlessly move between multiple operating systems, each on its own display.


Ah, but we're not done yet! There are many more great things to come, and together with strategic partners like Intel, we’ll continue to push the envelope and bring together new innovations in virtualization performance and ease of use to take virtualization to new markets.