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Computer Science Researchers Explore Virtualization Potential for High-end Computing
October 2, 2007
Virginia Tech researchers are developing a new framework for customizing the system software environment that hosts the execution of parallel applications on emerging supercomputers built from multicore processors. The Virtualization Technologies for Application-Specific Operating Systems project is supported by a National Science Foundation computer science research grant.
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