[mythtv-users] Processor Recommendations?

Jarod Wilson lists at wilsonet.com
Fri Feb 9 17:13:36 UTC 2007

Boleslaw Ciesielski wrote:
> John Pierce wrote:
>> I have googled, read xen wiki, looked at amd and intel web sites and
>> still cannot come up with a definitive answer.  I am, within the next
>> week, going to purchase two laptops and I want to be able to run xen
>> source with full virtualization on at least one of them (my wife still
>> needs win xp).
> YMMV, but I tried XP under Xen/FC6 on a 3GHz Core 2 Duo and it was a
> dog. I get *much* better performance with the free VMWare Server (which
> AFAIK doesn't even use hardware virtualization for 32-bit guests). The
> main reason being VMWare's optimized (and virtualization aware) XP
> drivers for the virtual hardware, I think.
> Yes, I would prefer Xen too...

Screw xen. kvm is where its at, if you have support for hardware 
virtualization... :)

However, fwiw, xen works WAAAAY better in RHEL5, that's where our 
engineering focus has been for the most part over the past few months. 
That'll trickle down to FC6 and Fedora 7 soon though. Don't know exactly 
how it compares to VMWare performance.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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