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When you give a guest OS multiple virtual CPUs (vCPU), the virtual machine has to assign them to physical CPUs (pCPU). I can't find any info on how most VMs handle this. There are 2 broad categories: strict co-scheduling (also called gang scheduling), and relaxed co-scheduling. I'm pretty sure VMware ESXi and MS Hyper-V use relaxed.

Does anyone know about any others?

  1. VMware Workstation or Fusion
  2. Parallels Desktop
  3. Xen
  4. VirtualBox
  5. KVM

and any others that I may have missed...

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closed as too broad by ultrasawblade, DavidPostill, mdpc, Simon, Kevin Panko May 29 at 23:06

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