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For those of you who have accounts:

WHS 2011 x64 released to MSDN libraries. 4106MB download size. Published 05/04/2011

For those of you who don't - probably be released to retail soon.
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Thanks for the heads up!
    
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I would, but I just got my unraid server setup so my bandwidth is currently busy with other tasks....
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maybe a dumb question but the members who check this thread might know - are there cheap dual CPU motherboards that could handle the AMD 6 cores?

just curious.
    
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Originally Posted by Damarious25 View Post
maybe a dumb question but the members who check this thread might know - are there cheap dual CPU motherboards that could handle the AMD 6 cores?

just curious.
As far as I know, there are no platforms capable of handling the Phenom II X6 in multi-socket configuration. You would have to go with an Opteron configuration for that.

What are you doing that would require 12 threads?
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Nothing really. I could be wrong but when you set up multiple virtual machines on a single computer you can also assign cores (as well as memory) for each machine/OS? Right? I just think it would be cool to have access to a few cores to use for virtual machines.

Although, I could be wrong because I only have basic virtual machines running now and I only had to select how much memory to assign - but I thought I remember an option where you select how many cores to assign. I don't know a whole lot on the subject.

I also like to remote desktop into the virtual machines I have running. I realize RDP is the root of remote desktop quality but having the virtual machines running at optimal quality on their host hardware couldn't hurt...

EDIT: WHS 2010 isn't up on my MSDN yet... Not that I really need to upgrade from 08 R2. Exchange Server 2010 is up though but that could be old news, I haven't logged in for a while.
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Nothing really. I could be wrong but when you set up multiple virtual machines on a single computer you can also assign cores (as well as memory) for each machine/OS? Right? I just think it would be cool to have access to a few cores to use for virtual machines.

Although, I could be wrong because I only have basic virtual machines running now and I only had to select how much memory to assign - but I thought I remember an option where you select how many cores to assign. I don't know a whole lot on the subject.

I also like to remote desktop into the virtual machines I have running. I realize RDP is the root of remote desktop quality but having the virtual machines running at optimal quality on their host hardware couldn't hurt...

EDIT: WHS 2010 isn't up on my MSDN yet... Not that I really need to upgrade from 08 R2. Exchange Server 2010 is up though but that could be old news, I haven't logged in for a while.
CPU resources on the host is almost always the last resource that gets used up. Again, the question comes down to what you're doing with your VMs. Unless you're running something in VM that is highly-efficient at multi-threading, there's no real point in assigning that many cores to the VM. For all practical intents and purposes, you can run quite a number of VMs on a quad-core host with 8GB of RAM. I run the less-efficient Hyper-V 2008 R2 on one of mine, with a single quad-core, and it's got something like 6 VMs, each with 2x vCPU. None of the VMs are doing anything that's really CPU intensive.

I have a couple of VMs with 4vCPU and one or two with 8vCPU on my ESX server, but it's a waste - I know that. I only put that much CPU resource 'cause it's available. But generally, it's not required.

You can do quite a bit with an AMD Phenom II X6 CPU. Pack with RAM and get a fast disk subsystem and you'll be good to go. I can pretty much guarantee that you won't consistently use up your CPU resources...
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Hmm I'll have to check into this,won't hurt to have this so if in the future I decided to change things around.
 
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It has been available on Technet for a few weeks, why is MSDN behind?
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Still not available,at-least not on schools website.
 
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