Have you ever wished you could test out new software quickly and securely without jeopardizing your computer?   Need the ability to roll back to a previous configuration quickly and easily while testing software upgrades?  Is that free / perfect / useful research program only available for a platform you don’t use?

Over the past 5 years, virtualization has gone from specialized server usage and niche tech status to mainstream every-day use.  Join the COE Computing and Technical Staff as we explore the following topics:

  • What is a ‘virtual computer’? (and other useful terminology)
  • VM usage in research applications
  • Configuring a VM
  • Access to COE prebuilt virtual appliances
  • COE hosting of research virtual workstations
  • Virtual caveats, cons, and downsides

Join us in Hill Conference Room on May 9th at noon – feel free to bring your lunch.  If you can’t make it, the seminar will be recorded and be available at https://tech.coe.drexel.edu/.

Hope to see you there!

Computing and Technical Services
Drexel University College of Engineering