Xen with VGA passthrough
Not sure this is the right place to post, but if you are interested in trying Xen with VGA passthrough, have a look at this: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=112013.
The how-to uses Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu. It should be easier to accomplish using Ubuntu, since Ubuntu has LVM support from within the installer.
Feedback is welcome. If necessary, I may modify the how-to for Ubuntu and post it on the Ubuntu forum.
Given the right hardware, VGA passthrough is real cool. My Windows 7 VM feels like running on native hardware. Here a benchmark:
My graphics card is a bit weak, though. Not meant for gaming.
Other alternatives are kvm, which is developing fast. kvm will probably require a 3.9 kernel for VGA passthrough to work nicely (even with some Nvidia cards), so kernel compilation may be necessary. This how-to may help: http://www.overclock.net/t/1205216/g...#post_19770787.
LM18.1 64bit (Ubuntu 16.04) with a Windows 10 Pro 64 bit kvm guest using VGA passthrough