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DSS installation: requirements on Windows with Linux VM?

DSS installation: requirements on Windows with Linux VM?


16 GB of RAM are highly recommended to run DSS on Linux :

What are the requirements to run DSS on Windows 7 with a Linux virtual machine? Should it be ok with 16 GB of RAM?

Thank you.

Best regards.

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16GB or RAM naturally refers to the OS running DSS, which in your case, if I understand correctly, is the Linux VM.

On a personal computer:
If the host OS (Windows) has only 16GB of RAM, you cannot allocate all of it to the guest OS. Note that this configuration (guest OS, limited RAM) isn't ideal and performance might be reduced. I would try (before possible adjustments) with something like 10-12GB RAM for the virtual machine, and not running any memory-intensive program on Windows at the same time.

On a server:
The resources of a server are more important, thus you should allow 16GB or more to the VM, depending on the size of your data and on your aim to run Machine Learning models.
Note that disk I/O performance is also an important factor for good performance on a VM.
Note that for a personal computer and for testing purpose with small data, some people successfully ran DSS on a VM Linux (on Windows) with only 4GB RAM and 1 or 2 cores.
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