virtual PCs on my iMac

aicul

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Normally I write questions, this time around its about being impressed.

For work I need a windows-PC so I use virtual machines (either parrallel or VMware as I have both licenses).

At this very moment my iMac has 6 VM running ! And the throughput is decent.

Don't think a lot of hardware could handle this type of load with off-the shelf equipment.

:)

ps. the iMac is a 1st gen 27" iMac with i7 and fusion drive
 

maflynn

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Don't think a lot of hardware could handle this type of load with off-the shelf equipment.
Sure it can, because the internals of the iMac are in fact typical off the shelf components.

I built a PC a few years ago that handled multiple VMs.

I'm not trying to burst your bubble just state that while the performance of the iMac is great, its not out of the norm to other desktops
 

wgnoyes

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Must have a lot of ram. Very good. VM is a much better way of doing things than bootcamp.
 

aicul

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its not out of the norm to other desktops
the fact is that "other" desktops are sold impressively cheap, hence I question the "norm to other desktops" statement as being truly reliable.

i'd rather buy something I can use, then something I can upgrade. But that's me