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Providing learning computing laboratories using hosting and virtualization technologies

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3 Author(s)
Armide González ; Dept. Informatics and Systems, Institute of Cybernetic Science and Technology, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain ; Carmelo R. García ; Santiago Candela

This paper presents a computing hosting system to provide virtual computing laboratories for learning activities is presented. This system has a distributed structure and it is based on clustering, hosting and virtualization technologies. All the components used in its development are free software tools. The computing lab model provided by the system is a more sustainable and scalable alternative than the traditional academic computing lab, and it requires lower costs of installation and operation.

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2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)

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4-6 April 2011