Virtualization vs Operating Systemes?

I wanted to know if anyone has ever tried virtualizing multiple machines for ploting

I’m wondering if the CPU resources wouldn’t be better managed with 4 4-core virtual machines or with one 16-core server.
Thank you.

Rules of thumb:

1 hyper-thread is 30% of a real thread.
You want single core speeds/ all core clocks. This is dependent on Ghz, but also on processor architecture.

VM’s seem overkill as you would be running multiple virtualized OS’es of overhead, while the Chia plotting can be parallelized very well in one OS.


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