Q & A: Larry Rudolph talks about pervasive computing, virtualization, and science
Image courtesy of Larry Rudolph.
We’ve all heard about how pervasive computing will change the way we connect and compute in our everyday lives. But what about the way we do science? How is that going to change?
Larry Rudolph joined VMware in 2008 to help start a project on mobile phone virtualization, after five years as part of Project Oxygen: Pervasive Human-Centric Computing at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Read on to find out what he had to say about pervasive computing, virtualization, and science.
iSGTW: How would you define virtualization or virtual machines?
Rudolph: A virtual machine is a computer made out of software. It is just like a regular computer. It can run programs, and it has a file system, mouse, keyboard, and display. Virtual machines run on physical computers, but it can be easily moved from one physical machine to another an