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?

  • 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, 2013 at 16:16
  • So, how could I check how many processors Linux uses?
    – SoftTimur
    Mar 20, 2013 at 16:19
  • Take a look at /proc/cpuinfo in linux.
    – AllInOne
    Mar 20, 2013 at 16:25
  • Your description seems OK there isn't any shorter way to say this
    – mmmmmm
    Mar 20, 2013 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

  • Thanks, I have checked System Monitor and added the screenshot in OP... How could I express 2.50GHz x 2?
    – SoftTimur
    Mar 20, 2013 at 16:36
  • 2.50GHz x 2 is good enough in my oppinion Mar 21, 2013 at 11:35

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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