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I'm a landscape ecologist and GIS developer working for the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. My interests include regional scale spatial data analysis of ecological systems and I dabble in R, C#, objective-C, python, javascript, java and VB.Net.


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comment What are the tradeoffs between a VMware VM and a local machine for scientific CPU intensive computing?
IT has decided that a dedicated box would probably be better.
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comment What are the tradeoffs between a VMware VM and a local machine for scientific CPU intensive computing?
That was my initial thought. (still is I guess, even though learning the VM environment sounds interesting).
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comment What are the tradeoffs between a VMware VM and a local machine for scientific CPU intensive computing?
I figure I can take over most of 4 cores most of the time during primary processing. That's why I thought a dedicated machine would work best. All good points.
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comment What are the tradeoffs between a VMware VM and a local machine for scientific CPU intensive computing?
Truthfully I wasn't sure exactly what parts of my problem were relevant. I greatly appreciate the good feedback.
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comment What are the tradeoffs between a VMware VM and a local machine for scientific CPU intensive computing?
Thanks. By local machine, I meant one at my desk that I primarily control. The cost is covered by the grant and part of the project involves estimating how fast we can get it done. Will our terrabyte of image data take three months to process or two? Questions like that.
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