This article describes how scientists at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore were able to run a million linux kernels on a single system as virtual machines.
That’s a whole mess of VMs. Given the enormous amount of growth the computing world has gone through in the last few decades, you have to wonder whether one day we will be able to duplicate the internet as we know it today onto one single machine hosting millions (or billions) of VMs. It’s an interesting concept, at the least!
Perhaps Oracle will find a niche in the million-VM-system world. Oracle 15N – The Neuronetworked Database.