Benchmark and application performance are obviously key areas of concern for those considering virtualization of their HPC workloads. Jeff Buell from the VMware Performance Group has begun running a variety of tests to help advise us on what works well now and what needs additional attention whether it be through ESX tunables or additional platform engineering work.

VROOM is VMware’s performance blog, covering a wide range of performance issues related to VMware’s product line. Jeff’s first HPC post on VROOM, which focuses on the STREAM benchmark, is here.