I work in a test facility where we have to test some pretty new software on some pretty old kit. The developers who write the software test it on vmware workstation before it gets to me. They all have fairly recent high spec PCs and so the vmware guests perform quite well.
I want to tune those guests to work like the lowest spec of hardware I have to test the software on. Something like a Pentium III 1 GHz (!) with 1 GB of RAM. The RAM is obviously not a problem, how can I get the "cpu" in the VMs to act like a 10 year old PC?!
I was thinking of running some CPU stress tools, prime number generators etc, but that seems like overkill. I would like to stick to vmware workstation if possible.