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I do have only 2GB RAM 32 bit core2 duo intel processor @2.20 GHZ

is it possible for me to make (single node)cloud infrastructure using this configuration?

I need to make cloud infrastructure for my college research work..if i were have to use some old cloud implementation applications,I am ready for it..

Do suggest me whether i can make cloud using such configuration?

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closed as off topic by Sven, Ben Pilbrow, RobM, Tim Brigham, EEAA Feb 25 '12 at 17:13

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Cloud is a buzzword, a marketing term, what is it you are trying to do? What software are you trying to run? Generaly a cloud system would be a homogeneous set of machines that allow for the expansion and reduction of resources on demand, your not going to achieve this with 1 machine. – Sam Feb 25 '12 at 11:51
Sam hit the point. @Sam: it should be an answer. – Mose Feb 25 '12 at 12:00

If by the repeated use of the word "cloud" you mean a virtualized environment, sure. It won't be fast. You may overextend your resources. Or it might run decently enough for what you're doing. It entirely depends on WHAT you're doing. My MacBook Pro is pretty good with web surfing and word processing and email...I don't think I should use it for weather forecasting, though.

And really, why even ask this? You can invest a day in just TRYING to do it. Download ESXi (for your platform...are you sure your processor is only 32 bit?) and/or Hyper-V. Or Xen. Whatever you're most comfortable in trying out. And TRY IT OUT. All of these are free. Not many nodes for what you're doing? Virtualbox should work too. Not as resource efficient as setting up a bare metal hypervisor, though.

All free. All available online. Download. Install. See if it works for your purposes. They'll all teach you a bit more about the platforms. And if you try multiple platforms, you'll learn why sysadmins hate hearing the generic "cloud" term for virtualization. Turning something into a buzzword doesn't make it magically simple.

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This is more true than anyone outside of Sysadmins will ever know... "Turning something into a buzzword doesn't make it magically simple." – Mike Feb 25 '12 at 14:15

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