Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Can VMWare ESX you by the 4 GB Limit

Citrix.com says you can...

The conventional Citrix multiprocessor system must assign the same 4GB pool of kernel
memory to the activities of all processors present. Without kernel memory, much and
sometimes most processor power languishes, unused. When you use virtual machines, each instance of Citrix has its own virtual machine, using one or two CPUs; each CPU has its own 4GB of memory. A single, physical machine with four processors and four single-CPU virtual machines offers the kernel, user, and applications a 16GB limit, whereas the conventional system has only 4GB.



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