Technical Report Results

Technical Report TR654:
Benchmarking Effort of Virtual Machines on Multicore Machines

Aparna Venkatraman, Vinay Pandey, Beth Plale, Shing-Shong Shei
(Dec 2007), 19 pages
[Master's Research Project]
Virtualization software is often run on server machines for reasons of load balancing, flexibility and lower hardware cost. We conducted a performance evaluation of two comparable dual core server machines, one from Dell and another from HP, both running VMWare ESX V3.0. The performance is measured using a series of independent benchmarks, testing the performance of a database server, java server and web server. This multi-workload benchmark is used to evaluate the two server machines and study how the different server workloads interact to utilize the hardware resources.

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