Performance Evaluation of Virtualization Tools in Multi-Threaded Applications

In the last decade, virtualization technologies have become very popular. Virtualization enables a user to run multiple operating systems on the same computer concurrently, while providing a degree of isolation between OS instances. Even though, virtualization is mostly used on servers, its popularity on desktop also rises, where it is mostly used in cross-platform development and execution of software available to other platforms. Since both of these use cases are performance intensive, this paper is to evaluate the performance of a couple of the most popular desktop virtualization tools on the market, i.e., VMWare player and Oracle VirtualBox.

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