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Parallel Programming with Parallels

I’ve been a Microsoft Windows user for a while, and after some mishaps with traditional Windows laptops ended up migrating to running Windows on a Macbook using Bootcamp. Recently some of my hardware was obsoleted on Windows 7 so I decided to go the whole hog and try OSX for my daily needs with Windows running as a virtual machine through Parallels for any programming tasks needing Visual Studio. After using this setup for a few months, I was surprised by how quickly it ran my compiled programs, I wasn’t noticing the difference in responsiveness that I was expecting so I thought I’d benchmark a known problem so I could get a sense of how fast virtualisation actually was…

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