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  1. cageymaru

    Microsoft LSV2-Series Azure Virtual Machines Are Powered by AMD EPYC

    Microsoft has announced that its Lsv2-series Azure virtual machines (VM) are powered by AMD EPYC 7551 processors. The Lsv2-series features high throughput, low latency, and directly mapped local NVMe storage. The VMs are configurable from 8 to 80 vCPUs with simultaneous multi-threading. A 1.92TB...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Microsoft Introduces Windows Sandbox

    In bleeding edge Windows builds, Microsoft introduced a way to quickly and easy spin up a Windows VM. "Windows Sandbox," as they call it, allows users to create "isolated, temporary, desktop environment where you can run untrusted software without the fear of lasting impact to your PC."...
  3. cageymaru

    The ECCploit Proves ECC RAM Is Susceptible to Rowhammer Attacks

    VUSec researchers at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have provided evidence that ECC memory is susceptible to the unpatchable Rowhammer bitflip vulnerability in memory chips. The Rowhammer exploit is when DRAM memory chips are hammered with so many reads and writes at one particular location that...
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    Budget set for virtualization

    Hello, I know it's my first post here however I found this place to be a great choice to ask a question to you, experienced guys. My problem is I'd like to build a set from micro ATX motherboard and Intel proccessor, mainly for the virtualization purpose. Currently I own the Asrock Q1900-ITX...
  5. cageymaru

    Microsoft Announces New AMD EPYC and Intel Xeon H-Series VM Solutions for HPC

    Microsoft has added H-series Azure virtual machines for High-Performance Computing to the Azure CycleCloud. The HB-series VMs feature 60 AMD EPYC 7551 processor cores, 4 GB of RAM per CPU core and no hyperthreading. The AMD EPYC platform has more than 260 GB/sec of memory bandwidth which is...
  6. cageymaru

    Hyper-V Quick Create Feature Makes Creating Ubuntu Virtual Machines Easier

    Microsoft has collaborated with Canonical to make running Linux even easier on Windows 10. The Hyper-V Quick Create command in the upcoming Fall Creator's Update will feature a virtual machine image that can be launched by typing "Hyper-V Quick Create" in your start menu. In addition to the...
  7. cageymaru

    The Performance Cost of Security Mitigation on Linux 4.19

    Michael Larabel from Phoronix has run three Intel Xeon and two AMD EPYC systems through a battery of testing including a virtual machine to determine the performance cost that security mitigation patches such as Spectre, Meltdown, and Foreshadow have had on the platforms under Linux. The Linux...
  8. MavericK

    HyperV takes forever to Start/Stop

    Hello, Just starting to play with HyperV for the first time - got a rig up and running to play with, and it seems like regardless of the VM I try to spin up, it takes like 10-20 minutes for it to start or stop. Is this normal? I wouldn't say the machine is particularly slow, but it's not...
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    Virtual Desktop/GPU Passthough, Not for Valve Games

    Not a heavy gamer these days (perhaps even a filthy casual) but I have friends that play CS:GO so I decided to buy it myself. All my desktops at the moment are VMs running on a pair of Xenservers with GPUs passed-though. After playing a few rounds last night, getting back my CS legs, I found...
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    Hardware Recommendation Sought - Home Server

    I want to replace the hardware on a Windows 2012 R2 server in which I use Hyper-V to run a couple of Linux VM's. The impetus to make the change is two parts: The existing hard disks are fairly old and starting and I am seeing the SMART metrics starting to move toward failure. The processing...
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