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Research Team 'Virtualizes' Supercomputer
January 20, 2010
A collaboration between researchers at Northwestern University, Sandia National Labs and the University of New Mexico has resulted in the largest-scale study ever done on what many consider an important part of the future of computing--the virtualization of parallel supercomputing systems.
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