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   - What OS will you want to run the emulator. The choice is Linux, Windows, or "bare metal" where the emulation installs it's own custom OS on the hardware you choose.   - What OS will you want to run the emulator. The choice is Linux, Windows, or "bare metal" where the emulation installs it's own custom OS on the hardware you choose.
-  - Will you virtualize the emulatorEach vendor has different considerations for this possibility. Some are more friendly than others to virtual environments.+  - Will you virtualize the emulator ​in something like VMware, Xen, or Virtualbox? ​Each vendor has different considerations for this possibility. Some are more friendly than others to virtual environments.
   - Do you want to install on your own server or host it somewhere else?   - Do you want to install on your own server or host it somewhere else?
  
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 ====== Performance Considerations ===== ====== Performance Considerations =====
  
-The emulation vendors will crow a lot about their performance. Don't believe them. Even the best performing Alpha emulation requires powerful hardware just to emulate the EV6 at full speed. Matching or beating the Alpha EV7 performance with emulation is currently impossible. After I finished laughing, I'd call BS on any vendor who claims otherwise. However, here are some performance considerations:​+The emulation vendors will crow a lot about their performance. Don't believe them. Even the best performing Alpha emulation requires powerful hardware just to emulate the EV6 at full speed. Matching or beating the Alpha EV7 performance with emulation is currently impossible. After I finished laughing, I'd call BS on any vendor who claims otherwise. ​A real GS1280 server will destroy the performance even the most powerful emulation host currently available.  ​However, here are some performance considerations:​
  
   - What type of alpha processor does your current server use? You can look it up on the [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​AlphaServer|Alphaserver]] wiki page.   - What type of alpha processor does your current server use? You can look it up on the [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​AlphaServer|Alphaserver]] wiki page.
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