Our base system runs on Linux but unfortunately the UI has to be on Windows. Its a long story. But thats the requirement. So our idea was to run Windows in a virtual machine using VirtualBox or Xen. Because of our real-time performance constraints, we want to isolate the virtual machine to a single processor (in case of a multi-processor machine) or a processor core in case of a multi-core processor.
Is something like this possible? Can processor (core) affinity be set on the process running the virtual machine? Is one virtualization platform better than another for this requirement. I am confused with Xen, KVM, VirtualBox, OpenVZ, etc.