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Topic Title: AMD and VMWare
Topic Summary: Cloud with AMD
Created On: 08/12/2009 10:47 PM
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 08/12/2009 10:47 PM
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straw33
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Does anyone use VMWare with AMD processors? We would use it in more of a cloud type of environment, but I would also be interested in hearing about sizable virtualization environments. Specifically, if you've had good luck with loading up the nodes with lots of VMs, without losing performance. If you have any metrics for comparison against Intel based systems. Let me know your thoughts.
 08/14/2009 06:19 PM
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straw33
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Anyone?
 08/14/2009 06:32 PM
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Decembermouse
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Uh, right now I'm installing VMWare on an Intel Core Duo T2050 laptop, I will be running Xubuntu for the purpose of SMP Folding@Home. That's about it for me...

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 08/15/2009 02:51 PM
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With a modern CPU there's usually no difference at all in performance when running just a few VMs... except when data has to be swapped out to disk(or if you're doing something like 3D stuff, which VMs in general aren't very good at yet). I haven't done much with large numbers of virtual machines, but I imagine it's just a matter of scale, so to handle that you'll want a lot of memory, or a lot of really fast storage, or preferably both.

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Edited: 08/15/2009 at 02:58 PM by Mime
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