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Docker and GPU-based computations. Feasible? [closed]

Recently I ran against this question and this Nvidia-docker project, which is an Nvidia Docker implementation and it made me wondering where, why and how this scheme makes sense? I found out some ...
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Supply Dev Boxes For Team

All of our developers are remote in our company, including myself. The vast majority of our work centers around Laravel on a LAMP stack. We have various devs, some that are just for coding, some are ...
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What's the difference between block-level virtualization and file-level virtualization?

In cloud computing these two terms really confuses me, block-level virtualization and file-level virtualization . As of my knowledge, in file-level virtualization compute systems are not allocated ...
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One vagrant file (/var/www/VagrantFile) for multiple apps

I manage multiple apps in my dev: /var/www/ qa jt auth We have a QA vagrant which runs QA app in its own vagrant. My understanding was that each app would run its own VM but this would ...
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Is ART an installation process? Or an OS? Or a virtual Machine?

When attempting to understand Android Runtime, I came across the wikipedia page. The graphic shown there adds to my confusion. If .dex is getting converted entirely to ELF, why is ART needed anymore? ...
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Library OSes vs Unikernels

My understanding of a Hypervisor & Virtual Machines is that the hypervisor is a program (either running on top of a host OS, or running bare metal as the host) that leverages binary-compatible ...
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Paravirtualization and process virtualization: with or without hardware support?

In Tanenbaum's Modern Operating Systems, fourth edition, about virtualization: Are Virtualization without HW support, Virtualization with HW support, Paravirtualization, and Process virtualization ...
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Who provides hardware resources in private cloud?

I find myself confusing to understand the concept of private cloud. If a company has an offshore data-center, and now if the company wants to move into a private cloud, what does the company has to do?...
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Tomcat + Spring + CI workflow [closed]

We're starting our very first project with Spring and java web stack. This project will be mainly about rewriting quite large ERP/CRM from Zend Framework to Java. Important factor in my question is ...
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docker-izing a classical db-based webapp - single or multiple containers?

I have a classic Java webapp. It is composed of a database (PostgreSQL), a servlet container (Tomcat) and my code (deployed on Tomcat as a *.war file). I want to package/deploy it using Docker (...
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Automated Testing Using Virtual Machines

I am working on making a system for the automated testing of student assignments. The biggest hurdle I am facing right now is figuring out how to sandbox the testing of the code yet still get and ...
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Developing a virtual machine / sandbox

I'm interested in learning how a virtual machine/sandbox actually works. I have developed an 8051 emulator and also wrote a dissassembler for x86, so this part of a virtual machine is not really the ...
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Virtual machine for a high level programming language vs an operating system

It struck me recently that a virtual machine for a high level programming language is very much like an OS. It manages resources, e.g. stack, heap, etc. similar to how an operating system manages ...
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Doesn't dockerfile initial configuration defeat one of the key arguments of docker?

I'm very excited about Docker, if you're a developer in a big project you've suffered too much at the machine hands of environments and multi-platforms. One of the key selling points of Docker is ...
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How many developers on the same virtualized Windows Microsoft machine?

How many c# developers on the same virtualized Microsoft Windows edition is it sensible to have? If everyone uses their own documents and settings folder, should I expect it should be fine? Only ...
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What does the term Virtualization encompass?

I have seen on a number of resumes the term "virtualization." While every resume is unique, what does the broader term or skill of "virtualization" mean or imply? I feel that the ability to install ...
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How did the term “hypervisor” come into use?

I've read about the "hypervisor" in hardware virtualization. VMs are not my area, so I can't quite see where the term came from. THe wikipedia article talks about how "the hardware's supervisor ...
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Mirror virtualized development environment

I work alone in some iOS projects in a local environment. I have been thinking in a way to be able to share my development environment between my Mac Mini and my MacBook. I mostly work at home in the ...
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Why would more CPU cores on virtual machine slow compile times?

[edit#2] If anyone from VMWare can hit me up with a copy of VMWare Fusion, I'd be more than happy to do the same as a VirtualBox vs VMWare comparison. Somehow I suspect the VMWare hypervisor will be ...
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Isolated environment for software stacks

I was sure that I would find this question, but I couldn't. How to create an isolated development environment? It other words, a sandbox, where I can install different combinations of web servers, ...
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Should a development machine be inside a VM? [closed]

This post by Rob Conery (note the slug) says that development environment should be run inside a virtual machine. I see what he's saying and tend to agree, but still feel a little uneasy. Now that ...
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Virtualized Development Environments in Enterprise Networks

We are attempting to implement a development environment using virtualization for a small team of 4 developers within an enterprise organization. This would allow us to set up separate development, ...
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Boss wants to convert all developers to virtualized desktops [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Thoughts on Development using Virtual Machines My boss has been singing the praises of leveraging virtualized desktops for all our developers in the company - about 100 people....
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What is the best way to maintain software tool chains?

Short Question What is the best way to create, maintain, and distribute software development tool chains? Background I am trying to develop a workflow / process to create an isolated environment in ...
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Thoughts on Development using Virtual Machines [closed]

I'll be working as a development lead for a startup and I've suggested that we use VMs for development. I'm not talking about each developer having a desktop with VMs for testing/development, I mean ...
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How are you setting up re-usable development environments?

I'm trying to come up with a good approach to creating a re-usable development environment such that it doesn't take a couple days to re-build a machine if it starts to sputter and to be able to ...
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Opinions on distribution of software via virtual appliance

I've created a distribution of my open source application framework in a working virtual appliance. It includes everything to get started with the tutorial. The distribution is Fedora 14 running ...
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Do you consider mainframe as part of large application deployments? [closed]

When you are setting up your system landscape for large and/or multiple application deployments, do you consider mainframe? If not, why not? If so, what factors are you considering. If you take a ...
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Does anyone use virtual machines for web development, and why? [closed]

I see a few developers that like to use virtual machines for web development. Are there others that do this? If there are, why do you do it? Are there any pros / cons to developing on a VM rather ...