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21 July 2008 Virtualization as an alternative for astronomical software integration
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The integration of software which requires different operating system platforms to run, is a common challenge that has to be overcome by astronomical software developers. In recent years, the possibility to execute different operating systems (OS) and programs at the same time, on a single computer by means of virtual machines, known as virtualization, has emerged as a novel tool to integrate software from different platforms. In this paper, we share our virtualization experiences and how virtualization has improved the software integration of two astronomical software projects developed at the Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (IAUNAM).
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Luis A. Martínez, Abel Bernal, and Fernando Garfias "Virtualization as an alternative for astronomical software integration", Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70192W (21 July 2008);

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