SUN Uses VMmark to Measure X4600 Scalability

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Our partners at Sun and AMD have used VMmark to produce an interesting virtualization scaling study of the Sun Fire X4600 Server. You can find a short version of the results at http://www.sun.com/servers/x64/x4600/VMScaling-Final3.pdf. A longer paper can be found at http://www.sun.com/servers/x64/x4600/VMScalability-wp.pdf. One of the primary goals of VMmark is to provide appropriate data to customers Read more...

Improved performance using Shared Folders in Workstation 6.0

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It’s nice to see Workstation 6.0 being received well. We continue to focus on performance improvements for this product, not just the major subsystems but every feature we support too.  One of the significant improvements I’d like to draw your attention to is in using Shared Folders. Shared Folders allow sharing files between the guest Read more...

Getting the best performance from Workstation 6.0

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It was a proud moment for us when Workstation 6.0 went out the door. While we continue to provide increasing flexibility in using desktop machines and laptops, running multiple operating systems, and reducing hardware costs, we’d like for you to enjoy the best performance you can get from Workstation 6.0. On top of all the Read more...

Windows Vista Performance in VMware Workstation 6.0

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One of the great new features in VMware Workstation 6.0 is its Windows Vista support. Vista can be used as the host operating system (HOS) and the guest operating system (GOS) for VMware Virtual Machines (VM). The question to us is how well Vista performs in VMware Workstation 6.0. This actually contains two sub-questions. (1) Read more...

Multi-NIC Performance Tech Note Published

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Networking performance is a critical part of the usability of any virtualized system. As such, several benchmarks have been published showing that a virtual machine can achieve near-native throughput. While this is a good result, it doesn’t tell the whole story. A shortcoming with most of these studies is that they use just a single Read more...