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Re: [Xen-users] Install Xen on Intel Atom Processor

To: "Ryan Chan" <ryanchan404@xxxxxxxxx>, "Peter Booth" <peter_booth@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Install Xen on Intel Atom Processor
From: "Nick Couchman" <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 14:32:15 -0600
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Point well taken, but I have a couple of applications - even one where HVM is useful - that Atom + Xen works perfectly.  We have some machines that run in our labs that we need to run Linux x86_64 plus the Transitive QuickTransit SPARC -> Intel binary emulator.  On these machines we also want to be able to run a Windows VM.  So, for $500 I can purchase a small Dell Optiplex 160 that has an Intel Atom processor and 2GB of RAM and they work perfectly...all for the price of the processor alone!

>>> On 2009/07/26 at 10:39, Peter Booth <peter_booth@xxxxxx> wrote:
I think I'd have a different perspective. When you consider the intel 
CPUs that are widely available, you see that, despite the end of 
moore's law, the faster CPUs are about 30x as powerful as the slowest.

I'd sooner pay $500 for a 2GHz core 2 duo that is 5x as powerful as an 

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On Jul 26, 2009, at 3:19 AM, Ryan Chan <ryanchan404@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I am planning to setup a new VM server for testing purpose, 
> performance is not 1st priority and power saving by using Atom is 
> attractive.
> Anyone tried before and have any opinion to share?
> My host and guest are both Linux, so no need HVM.
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