New VMmark results page

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Link: VROOM! VMmark 1.0 Results Page Debuts. Please take a moment to check out the benchmark disclosures posted on our newly unveiled VMmark results page at www.vmware.com/products/vmmark/results.html. At the moment, the page contains results submitted by both Dell and HP using VMmark 1.0. This data should help customers effectively evaluate virtualization platforms in a consolidation Read more...

Comparing Dual-Core vs Quad-Core using VMmark

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From Bruce Herndon in the VMware performance group: Comparing Intel Dual-Core and Quad-Core Using VMmark The systems achieved nearly identical benchmark scores for one and two tiles. This behavior was expected since neither system had exhausted its CPU resources. At three tiles, the dual core system was fully utilized, which limited the score, while the Read more...

Workstation performance tips, Vista vs XP

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Two new articles from VROOM!, the VMware performance team blog: Getting the best performance from Workstation 6.0 On top of all the goodness Workstation 6.0 has to offer, we now have a revised performance document as well. You can find it here. We’ve tried our best to provide tips not only about things that you Read more...

Don’t lose sight of the big picture with benchmarks

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From VMware’s Eric Horschman, The benchmarks are here, but don’t lose sight of the big picture: If you’re considering virtualization, make intelligent use of the performance data that VMware, our partners and our competitors are providing, but don’t get overly enamored with the benchmarks.  The bigger picture that includes the reliability, management scalability and security Read more...

Response to ‘Load Testing a Virtual Web Application’

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A recent virtualization performance test claimed a high performance overhead for a virtualized web application compared to a physical system. Unfortunately, the test was not an apples-to-apples comparison. Here VMware points out some of the problems with this test configuration and gives some guidance how the benchmark might be improved. Response to the article "Load Read more...