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Re: Recommended client strategy

Postposted on Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:09 pm

Yeah, I think mine just connected to the server as well.
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Re: Recommended client strategy

Postposted on Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:15 am

notfred wrote:Not sure if VMWare supports running 64bit guests in 32bit hosts, that may be what is stopping you from running the SMP under my stuff. My stuff is Linux based and the Linux SMP is only available for 64bit OS. Take a look at what it reports on the webpage/screen for CPU type and see if it detects the 64bit or just 32bit. To run SMP, my stuff needs to detect 64bit and detect more than 1 CPU core, otherwise it will run multiple single clients.


VMWare supports 64bit guests with 32 bit hosts! I'm running Windows XP 32bit and have an Ubuntu 64bit installation virtualized under vmware. If this wasn't possible I'm sure that we wouldn't have a lot of SMP folders under Linux as most people still run 32bit :P
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Re: Recommended client strategy

Postposted on Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:31 am

Nitrodist wrote:
notfred wrote:Not sure if VMWare supports running 64bit guests in 32bit hosts, that may be what is stopping you from running the SMP under my stuff. My stuff is Linux based and the Linux SMP is only available for 64bit OS. Take a look at what it reports on the webpage/screen for CPU type and see if it detects the 64bit or just 32bit. To run SMP, my stuff needs to detect 64bit and detect more than 1 CPU core, otherwise it will run multiple single clients.


VMWare supports 64bit guests with 32 bit hosts! I'm running Windows XP 32bit and have an Ubuntu 64bit installation virtualized under vmware. If this wasn't possible I'm sure that we wouldn't have a lot of SMP folders under Linux as most people still run 32bit :P

Would be nice if you read the entire thread. The OP has a P4-based Xeon with no VT capability. So VMWare with that hardware does not support 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts. ;)
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Re: Recommended client strategy

Postposted on Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:50 pm

http://www.crn.com/white-box/179100757

Intel's virtualization technology, which also will ship in processors for single- and dual-socket servers mid year, seeks to shift some of the heavy-lifting necessary to run multiple operating systems on one server from software to the processor. Intel said servers using its hardware-assisted virtualization technology perform virtualization more efficiently as well as enable 64-bit guest operating support in VMWare.


http://communities.vmware.com/thread/149794

http://www.chiplist.com/Intel_Pentium_4 ... on--2179-/
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Re: Recommended client strategy

Postposted on Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:54 pm

Nitrodist wrote:http://www.crn.com/white-box/179100757

Intel's virtualization technology, which also will ship in processors for single- and dual-socket servers mid year, seeks to shift some of the heavy-lifting necessary to run multiple operating systems on one server from software to the processor. Intel said servers using its hardware-assisted virtualization technology perform virtualization more efficiently as well as enable 64-bit guest operating support in VMWare.


http://communities.vmware.com/thread/149794

http://www.chiplist.com/Intel_Pentium_4 ... on--2179-/

Groovy, that may work afterall. Now it depends on the BIOS.

Will be interesting to see how much gain you can get on a P4-based Xeon.
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Re: Recommended client strategy

Postposted on Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:48 pm

I generally read the word "host" to mean the OS. Since I lose track of what name and number means what for which maker, checking them shows that both links indicate a 64 bit processor, with the 2nd link demonstrating that it has Intel's VT (which they call Vanderpool), which means VMWare's virtualization software will work fine with it.
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