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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Generic performance metrics mean less and less in servers

Computing has long promoted performance metrics as a means of visualising performance of a system. Back in the day it used to be MIPS (millions of instructions per second) then for a while it was the processor’s clock frequency. AMD was the first major chip maker to move away from frequency by offering “performance ratings” […]

VMWare Workstation 9 on Ubuntu 13.10

For the past 18 months I’ve been able to consign Microsoft Windows to a virtual machine with Linux-based operating systems on my workstation and laptop (CentOS 6.x and Ubuntu respectively). The hypervisor I use is VMWare Workstation 9 and all was fine until I recently updated the Ubuntu installation on my laptop to 13.10, when […]