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First, I'm just starting to look into folding, so I'm limited on knowledge on this topic.

I have 2 Dell C100's running Hyper-V, would these be good to use for folding if I fire up several VM's dedicated to this?
Didn't seem to be able to find too much information in regards to using VM's for this purpose.

If they are, what OS would be best suited?
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Did a quick search for Dell C100, didn't find anything really. Are they the Hyper-V in your sig? With 2xL5520 you have 16 threads and your best bet would be to create a VM with as many of those threads as you can.

You won't get a load of PPD for your Watts however, the Nehalem are quite old and slow nowadays and will draw a fair amount of juice. If your power is free or very low cost, it may be worth it. If you did do it, some flavour of Linux will be your best best.
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Thanks, that's the information I was looking for. Maybe I'll hold out until I have better hardware.
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