Would this ever be possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TheSpaz, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    I had this cool idea the other day and I wanted to present it to you guys.

    Here's the basic information:

    I have a Mac Pro with Dual Dual-Core Xeon Processors.
    I have Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7 Ultimate on separate hard drives.
    I have 4 GB of RAM.

    Now, here's the interesting part. Would it be possible to have two running OS's at once? I don't mean emulation. Boot the computer into native Windows, but also have it booted into Mac OS X at the same time.

    My idea is to have Windows 7 use 2GB of RAM, running on 1 dual-core Xeon and Mac OS X running on 2GB of RAM with the other dual-core Xeon.

    Each OS could be running at the same time, but they'd be using separate resources and you could toggle between them with a hot key (kinda like people do when they hook up 1 monitor to 2 computers.)

    What do you think? I know it's probably impossible right now, but does it sound like a good idea or am I just dreaming?

    Probably not possible with any current system on the market.
     
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

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  3. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    The closest you're going to get is virtualization.
     
  4. 300D macrumors 65816

    300D

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    Yep.
     
  5. goMac macrumors 603

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    Closest you'll get is bare metal virtualization.
     

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