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HerrLewin

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Message 1074 - Posted: 31 Mar 2022, 0:09:47 UTC

Hi all,

Apologies if this is spelled out somewhere, and I just missed it.

If BOINC will run just fine on its own, and system utilization is already configurable through BOINC, what is the point of installing Virtualbox? Don't nearly all modern chipsets and systems support multiple threads and virtualization already? Why not just use Windows' virtualization feature? I'm not a programmer/tech worker, but it seems like Virtualbox is likely just an additional layer taking up processor cycles.
Typically, the reason for installing each part of a software package is typically spelled out, giving users not just the choice, but at least the basic info needed to make the decision. That's missing here.
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seaz

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Message 1112 - Posted: 11 Apr 2022, 23:24:42 UTC - in response to Message 1074.  

This link might help answer your question ...
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/VirtualBox
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Kennet

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Message 1258 - Posted: 23 Jul 2022, 14:30:53 UTC

Is VirtualBox a Windows only application?
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Message 1260 - Posted: 23 Jul 2022, 17:33:03 UTC - in response to Message 1258.  

No, it can be started on many systems
windows
os x (apple macs)
linux
etc.
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