On Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:51:54 AM UTC-8, Stumpy wrote: > I have been reading through the forum about the various recommendations > for hardware. The general consensus seems to be "more mem and ssd > drive". I am running 3.2, have 16gb mem, and a Samsung ssd drive and it > still takes 10 sec (timed it) to put up a terminal in a new vm. While I
i have much faster hardware, takes 11 seconds to start an appvm, and a new terminal in it. 16 gigs is the sweet spot for most average uses. 8 gigs is tight. > can tolerate that I'm really wanting to explore options that can give me > a faster start up for apps (and appvms). Its been awhile since I bought > my CPU so I can't remember what it is beyond a i5, if the /proc/cpuinfo > is right (its a bit confusing for me as I don't understand if its > showing the nfo for the proc or a virtual proc?) then I have a Intel > Core i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz and it displays for processor 0 and processor > 1 so I will go out on a limb and assume its a dual core? its a 4 core,4 thread. https://ark.intel.com/products/75043/Intel-Core-i5-4570-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_60-GHz this shows in /proc/cpuinfo in dom0 (qubes 4). appvms default to 2 virtual cpus. thats what your seeing. > > Considering my current setup, and the fact that I wholly plan on > upgrading to qubes v4 once its stable, and that I am willing to fork out > for a new system (though with a pretty limited budget ~500) could anyone > make suggestions on the most logical route to take? (hopefully not "grin > and bear it"). > Cheers wait till this speculative execution mess (meltdown, specter etc) is cleared up before choosing or buying new hardware. > PS I have 30 VMs BUT don't usually run more than 10 at a time (due to > mem i guess) but would probably run about 15 regularly if I could. 16 gigs of ram should be ok for that, but id go for 32. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/23d4d86b-1ad5-4be0-960d-cc4027d0b4b6%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.