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Old February 25, 2011, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Dead Things View Post
Virtualization will only be an option to those with eight or fewer logical cores. There are options that offer more than eight thread functionality (VirtualBox comes to mind), but none of these have the symmetrical multiprocessing that VMware has, rendering them not well suited to fah. 3.0charlie can tell you all about his fun search for 16-threaded SMP virtualization. Mind you, it's been a while since I tried SMP on the other virtualization products out there, so they may have improved their SMP capabilities since then. Doubtful though. With more than eight threads, you go bare metal - be it Windows or Linux.
Tell me about it. Though that thread over at the FaH forum struck a cord... anyway. Stick to native Linux if you wish to fold. Otherwise VMware is the way to go (either Player or Workstation) - as DT mentioned VB does support upto 16 cores, but there is a performance impact. There was a 3rd app., but I can't remember the name.
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