Comparing Intel Dual-Core and Quad-Core Using VMmark

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I have been running VMmark on a wide variety of systems in preparation for the benchmark’s imminent release. During this exercise, I was able to measure the performance difference between Intel’s dual-core (Woodcrest) and quad-core (Clovertown) processors using otherwise identical HP Proliant DL380G5 systems. One system contained two dual-core Intel Xeon 5150 processors (four cores Read more...

Performance and scalability of virtualized Microsoft Exchange 2003 on VI 3

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Many of our customers have already virtualized Microsoft Exchange 2003 on VMware ESX Server 3.  For customers who are considering virtualizing Exchange and want to know what to expect in terms of performance, we’ve published a whitepaper on the performance of Exchange in a virtual environment: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/Virtualizing_Exchange2003.pdf The paper presents the results of a joint Read more...