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Dual core and VM's


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#1 arakiri112

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:34 AM

I want to buy a new laptop. For my IT studies next year I'll need to run 4 virtual machines (1 windows server, 1 linux server, 1 windows os and a firewall) I don't really know what we will exactly do with that (learning to administrate a fake network I guess),...

So I need a new pc and I saw one with I7 7500U, 16gb ram and a SSD. Will this processor be good enough ? Because I'd rather buy a "thin" ultrabook than a gaming laptop with a I7 HQ (because I'll run those vm's just for one lesson)...

If someone have this processor and already tried to run multiple VM it could be cool to give your impression about this processor :).

Thanks :)


Edited by hamluis, 25 June 2017 - 05:26 AM.
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#2 sflatechguy

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:31 AM

You will want something with lots of RAM and CPU. Running four VMs concurrently will consume a good deal of the host's resources. If anything, you can always sell this one when the class is over and buy an ultrabook to replace it. But I wouldn't trust a low-end ultrabook to handle that kind of VM workload.



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Posted 25 June 2017 - 01:24 PM

I'm running 4 VM's with Ryzen 7 1700 Octa core. With dual core I expect it to be quite slow experience.

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:23 AM

I have run virtual machines on a dual core before, its a bit slow but it can be done.


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