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Dedicated test machine

bnwy1
I want to put together a testing PC that can run multiple spyware and anti-virus scans with the ability to scan multiple hard drives simultaneously as quickly and efficiently as possible. Any suggestions would be welcome.
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    but so far few answers...I'll reiterate the virtual machine idea I had, something like
    VirtualPC. The caveat is your host machine will need to be fairly stout...I'd say
    minimum of 2 gigs RAM, 160gb HD, maybe even at least a dual core CPU.
    As an alternative, you could find an older machine, and install your OS and
    utilities (antivirus, antispyware, etc) on it, then setup a network where you give
    the machine and its utilities access to others on the network, then run the scans
    with the "targets" being the other machines on the network. Since you probably
    would not be using this machine for other tasks, it wouldn't need a lot in the way
    of horsepower to be useful...I'd say maybe 1 gig RAM, maybe 80 gigHD and
    probably a 1.6 or 2 gHz CPU should be plenty.

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    bnwy1

    The test machines specs will be roughly as follows. AMD quad core, 8gb of ram, with a partitioned 1Tb hd for the separate virtual machines. Would VMware be the way to go with the virtual machines or would you suggest another alternative. Also with the specs I mentioned how many VM would I be able to set up?

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    but so far few answers...I'll reiterate the virtual machine idea I had, something like
    VirtualPC. The caveat is your host machine will need to be fairly stout...I'd say
    minimum of 2 gigs RAM, 160gb HD, maybe even at least a dual core CPU.
    As an alternative, you could find an older machine, and install your OS and
    utilities (antivirus, antispyware, etc) on it, then setup a network where you give
    the machine and its utilities access to others on the network, then run the scans
    with the "targets" being the other machines on the network. Since you probably
    would not be using this machine for other tasks, it wouldn't need a lot in the way
    of horsepower to be useful...I'd say maybe 1 gig RAM, maybe 80 gigHD and
    probably a 1.6 or 2 gHz CPU should be plenty.

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    bnwy1

    The test machines specs will be roughly as follows. AMD quad core, 8gb of ram, with a partitioned 1Tb hd for the separate virtual machines. Would VMware be the way to go with the virtual machines or would you suggest another alternative. Also with the specs I mentioned how many VM would I be able to set up?