Recommended hardware for running multiple build agents

Is it possible to use a single, powerful machine with multiple processors or better to have each agent be run on a separate physical machine? We're worried that disk I/O might be a bottleneck if the agents are running on the same machine.

Any suggestions?


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Hello Jason,

  It is really possible to run multiple build agents on a multicore machine (and we have some reports for such cases).
  But whether or not I/O will be a bottleneck depends on whether your build use a lot of I/O. So your mileage may vary.

  In-house, we still prefer to use dedicated build agents per machine - in this case you get better predictions regarding build duration (one of the features of TeamCity).



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