- 32 RAM
- i7-6700HQ @ 2.60GHz
- GTX 1060 6GB
I want to have different VMs for specific things on my laptop:
- VM to develop on Windows (e.g., Visual Studio) with access to graphics card (CUDA, TensorRT,…)
- VM to develop on Linux with access to graphics card (CUDA, TensorRT,…)
- VM to edit videos, photoshop,…
- VM to play games
- VM for general use (web browser, outlook, word,…)
- VM to test applications
- Possibly connecting some external GPU to offload the work from my laptop’s graphics card. Since I’m new to this, I haven’t researched enough to understand how it can be done. But, this is in my plans.
What I thought:
- As a start, I created VM environements in my host Windows OS using VirtualBox for #1 and #2, but I couldn’t access graphics card from VM.
- I thought maybe to use dual boot, but I don’t want to deal with partitions and re-boots when I need to switch to a different VM.
- I thought maybe to use hypervisor type 1, so the games won’t lag, but I need second laptop to access the VMs. I haven’t tested this yet. It’s based on what I could understand from people.
- What are the suggestions based on peoples experience in the field?
- Is this even possible to do on one laptop? I don’t mind to have linux as a host if this is what I have to do in order to achieve this.