Server or Desktop on top of a Virtual Machine?
I have access to several unused Windows machine. Want to utilize their cpus.
The plan is to install VirtualBox VM and then 64bit Ubuntu on top.
I am trying to arrange "compute servers" --
* a machine that will run my own code [scientific stuff I code]
* need to access it from afar, via ssh, to start jobs and then process/collect data
I wonder if the guest OS [the "compute server"] should be desktop or server version?
- I have no need for a GUI in this setup, but are there some differences with the kernel? what are their implications?
- do I need "virtual kernels", are these installed automatically, or what?
I am experienced only with the standard desktop Ubuntu, which I use daily.
Re: Server or Desktop on top of a Virtual Machine?
I haven't seen any real difference between the "virtual kernel" and the regular kernel.
If you don't need a GUI and feel comfortable using something like SSH, I'd say install Ubuntu server.
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