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Re: [Xen-users] pass multicore cpu to domU?

On May 29, 2008 06:08 pm Ilsa Loving wrote:
> I'm running 3.1 I believe.  Whatever came with Centos 5.1.  I am
> eagerly awaiting 5.2 to see if that helps any.
> I verified that I was able to add more than 2 processors to a fully
> virtualized linux session, so it seems to definitely be a windows
> licensing thing.
> As to the other person who responded, the last machine we ran the
> software on took over 24 hours to process one simulation.  Granted, it
> was a desktop and I don't know what the actual specs were, but from
> what I was told it wasn't a slouch of a machine.  We would like to be
> able to produce simulation results within an hour or two if we can.

Wouldn't you get better results simply installing Windows XP on the bare 
hardware, without all the virtualisation overhead?  CPU-intensive and 
I/O-intensive workloads don't benefit any from virtualisation.

Freddie Cash

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