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Re: [Condor-users] Unix jobs on Windows PCs

Hi Marcel,
Thanks so much for the info.  How are you guys doing the networking with
Colinux?  We've seen some problems when trying to use it in a bridge
configuration with the Windows host.

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> Hi Mike,
> I'm currently experimenting with virtualizing Linux on Windows
> machines.
> I've found a great guide for setting it up here:
> http://mindspawn.unl.edu/?page_id=17 (power point presentation giving
> advantages etc:
> or_colinux.ppt)
> Since it uses a little outdated version of Colinux and condor I'm now
> creating my own image.
> I've already found Colinux perfect for the job for these reasons:
> - It can use 100% CPU (not emulated), it sees the CPU (name and speed)
> correctly on most Windows versions.
> - Can run as a service without ever noticing it (uses almost no memory
> and no cpu when idle)
> - Even when running at 100% you almost don't experience any slowdowns
> - Can run almost any Linux distribution, easy to create an iso image
> rollout on large networks
> There are probably more reasons, but I'm still testing
> I prefer this method over VMware since it's less intrusive of the host
> machine in terms of resources.
> Good luck!
> Marcel.