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I am using a Mac having this: enter image description here

I have installed VMware Fusion, in one virtual machine Ubuntu has been installed with this ressource: enter image description here

And here is what is displayed in System Monitor of Ubuntu:

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I need to do some experiments under Ubuntu... I am not sure how to specify well the resource used. May I say "The experiments are run under a virtual machine configured to use 2 processor cores among 8 processor cores and 3GB RAM on a PC of 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 and 8GB RAM? Is there a correct and compact way to express this?

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I hardly doubt you need that many resources for Linux, but whatever. How many processors did you choose? You cannot see that on this VMWare detail page. And a Mac is no PC... –  Rob Mar 20 '13 at 16:16
    
So, how could I check how many processors Linux uses? –  SoftTimur Mar 20 '13 at 16:19
    
Take a look at /proc/cpuinfo in linux. –  AllInOne Mar 20 '13 at 16:25
    
Your description seems OK there isn't any shorter way to say this –  Mark Mar 20 '13 at 17:40
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I recommend checking the system's specifications from within the virtual machine. Instructions on how to access the specifications can be found here

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Thanks, I have checked System Monitor and added the screenshot in OP... How could I express 2.50GHz x 2? –  SoftTimur Mar 20 '13 at 16:36
    
2.50GHz x 2 is good enough in my oppinion –  Samantha Catania Mar 21 '13 at 11:35
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Just mention the specifications that Ubuntu is reporting, and mention that it was ran in a virtual machine. VMs are designed to allocate the resources they need, so it shouldn't matter what the host machine is.

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