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    I am looking into purchasing an IBM server with good specs (32GB DDR3 RAM) but it has only one processor i.e. [SIZE=14px]Intel Xeon x5570 2.93GHz Quadcore.
    I will be hosting about 6 virtual machines for personal learning purposes on it (and not for production use), some Linux and some Windows Server 2008 but I am not sure if one processor will be able to handle the load. In this scenario, would a second processor necessary?

    Can anyone share their experience with using single processor servers with multiple VMs?

    Thanks.[/SIZE]

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