Multiple host CPUs

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by bceverly, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. bceverly



    I have a question that I'm hoping someone can satisfy my curiosity on. Since Parallels (which I love and use daily BTW - thanks Parallels team!) only provides a single CPU to the guest OS, I'm assuming that on a Mac Pro with 4 CPUs it won't really give you the same "lift" running Windows XP or Server 2003 that you would see running the same application natively on that system through Boot Camp. Let me know if I'm wrong on that front.

    My second question is more detailed and shows a vast lack of understanding of Inte's VT technology <grin>. Is the deal that Parallels serves up a single "virtual" processor to the guest OS and threads of execution could be scheduled on any available host CPU (depending on the kernel's scheduling algorithm obviously) or is it that a particular processor will always service the requests of the guest OS (i.e. a processor is "dedicated" to the guest).

    Thanks in advance,

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