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VMware released its first product in 1999, in the form of the desktop virtualisation product Workstation. Today, the company is a sprawling global concern that is trying to get control of the world's data centres. But it is still fond of desktop virtualisation and still in touch with the community that appreciates it, so much so …

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Anonymous Coward

Hyper-V supports 64 Virtual Processors...

In Windows CLIENT. It has since Windows 8 and does in 8.1. Furthermore, all the Hyper-V drivers are built-into the Linux kernel and have been for years. I run Ubuntu, CentOS and Mint regularly. VMware is way behind.

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Anonymous Coward

The article is about workstation and fusion,

not the server hypervisor ESXi, which does support 64 vCPU.

VMware is way behind, get a clue.

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Ben Armstrong

Ben Armstrong, Hyper-V Program Manager, here. Actually, unlike VMware we use the same technology for virtualization on desktop and server. So when the first poster says that we have had 64 vCPU in our desktop virtualization platform since Windows 8 - they are spot on.

Do not get me wrong - there is some cool stuff that VMware does on the desktop - but when it comes to scale and performance, we have a fair head start.

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