Virtualization

Software Platform Virtualization in Chemistry Research and University Teaching

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Executive Summary

Modern chemistry laboratories operate with a wide range of software applications under different operating systems, such as Windows, LINUX or Mac OS X. Instead of installing software on different computers it is possible to install those applications on a single computer using Virtual Machine software. Software platform virtualization allows a single guest operating system to execute multiple other operating systems on the same computer. The authors apply and discuss the use of virtual machines in chemistry research and teaching laboratories.

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