I had some new hardware come by my desk to have a play with, this was a couple of BL685 G7s blades with 4 x 12 core Opteron 6174 with 512GB of RAM.
This hardware was for a vcloud POC but the first thing I wanted to do was build a 32 vCPU virtual machine, but I skimped on the RAM and only gave it 256GB 🙂
Now that I had this beast I was not sure what to do with it so I did what any geek would do and decided to crunch pi to 50 billion places
Just under 6 hours later it was finished.
This was running on Hardware version 8 and ESXi 5.0 update 1
That was a good days work!!!