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Hi,

I currently run Ubuntu through Virtual Box and process massive amounts of data. The time it takes to process jobs is lengthy and I was wondering whether it is at all possible to achieve the same performance & speed as you would running Unix through a partition. For instance, my desktop that runs on its own dedicated drive processes script at lightning speed but my latptop running unix through VM takes forever.

laptop specs:
32bit
8GB DDR
2.4 intel chip
140gb HD

desktop specs:
64 bit
5gb DDR
2.4
1TB HD

If its not possible with VM, is there any other way to achieve top performance?

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I imagine your bottleneck is likely to be down to your disk I/O. Have you considered providing your vm with its own data disk and allowing direct i/o? If you're constrained to run in a VM, that should see your performance much improved.

Check out section 9.7 in the vbox help guide under "Advanced Storage Configuration"
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