Rust Virtualization

Open-source Rust projects categorized as Virtualization

Top 12 Rust Virtualization Projects

  • firecracker

    Secure and fast microVMs for serverless computing.

  • Project mention: Lambda Internals: Why AWS Lambda Will Not Help With Machine Learning | | 2024-04-25

    This architecture leverages microVMs for rapid scaling and high-density workloads. But does it work for GPU? The answer is no. You can look at the old 2019 GitHub issue and the comments to it to get the bigger picture of why it is so.

  • xi-editor

    A modern editor with a backend written in Rust.

  • Project mention: Zed is now open source | | 2024-01-24

    Was confused until I realised I'd confused Zed, with Xi[1] which is also rust based, and which incidentally has a frontend called "Xim"..

    Also there's a wiki-editor (like Tomboy[2]) called "Zim"[3].


  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • v86

    x86 PC emulator and x86-to-wasm JIT, running in the browser

  • Project mention: Run Windows on the browser with WASM power | | 2024-03-14
  • kata-containers

    Kata Containers is an open source project and community working to build a standard implementation of lightweight Virtual Machines (VMs) that feel and perform like containers, but provide the workload isolation and security advantages of VMs.

  • Project mention: My VM is lighter (and safer) than your container | | 2024-05-14
  • cloud-hypervisor

    A Virtual Machine Monitor for modern Cloud workloads. Features include CPU, memory and device hotplug, support for running Windows and Linux guests, device offload with vhost-user and a minimal compact footprint. Written in Rust with a strong focus on security.

  • Project mention: We Replaced Firecracker with QEMU | | 2023-07-10

    There is no mention of cloud-hypervisor[1] (also in the rust-vmm ecosystem) in the article. It has the memory reclamation feature they require. It also support VFIO and virtiofs.

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  • vagga

    Vagga is a containerization tool without daemons

  • hermit-rs

    Hermit for Rust.

  • Project mention: Mirage – A programming framework for building type-safe, modular systems | | 2023-11-23

    The rough Rust of this is

    Though last I looked it wasn't nearly as mature as MirageOS.

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  • kernel

    A Rust-based, lightweight unikernel.

  • Project mention: Build Your Own Docker with Linux Namespaces, Cgroups, and Chroot | | 2023-06-26
  • heim

    Cross-platform async library for system information fetching 🦀

  • quantum

    Advanced Rust quantum computer simulator (by beneills)

  • funzzy

    Yet another generic purpose fancy watcher.

  • Project mention: Alternative for running tests | /r/neovim | 2023-07-12

    Why is running on a terminal hassle? Why not use a watcher of some sorts? My solution for that is tmux + a generic watcher like entr or, shamless self plug,

  • hypervisor-rs

    Rust API to the OS X Hypervisor framework for hardware-accelerated virtualization

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020).

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What are some of the best open-source Virtualization projects in Rust? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 firecracker 24,203
2 xi-editor 19,809
3 v86 19,239
4 kata-containers 4,959
5 cloud-hypervisor 3,646
6 vagga 1,849
7 hermit-rs 1,596
8 kernel 1,074
9 heim 887
10 quantum 260
11 funzzy 221
12 hypervisor-rs 59

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