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Virtualization as an alternative for astronomical software integration
Author(s): Luis A. Martínez; Abel Bernal; Fernando Garfias
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Paper Abstract

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).

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70192W (21 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790108
Show Author Affiliations
Luis A. Martínez, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Abel Bernal, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Fernando Garfias, Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7019:
Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II
Alan Bridger; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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