Performance of Enterprise Java Applications on VMware vSphere 4.1 and SpringSource tc Server

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VMware recently released a whitepaper presenting the results of a performance investigation using a representative enterprise-level Java application on VMware vSphere 4.1. The results of the tests discussed in that paper show that enterprise-level Java applications can provide excellent performance when deployed on VMware vSphere 4.1.  The main topics covered by the paper are a Read more...

HPC Application Performance on ESX 4.1: NAMD

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This is the second part in an on-going series on exploring performance issues of virtualizing HPC applications. In the first part we described the setup and considered memory bandwidth. Here we look at network latency in the context of a single application. Evaluating the effect of network latency in general is far more difficult since Read more...

HPC Application Performance on ESX 4.1: Stream

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Recently VMware has seen increased interest in migrating High Performance Computing (HPC) applications to virtualized environments. This is due to the many advantages virtualization brings to HPC, including consolidation, support for heterogeneous OSes, ease of application development, security, job migration, and cloud computing (all described here). Currently some subset of HPC applications virtualize well from Read more...