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Accession Number ADA562731
Title Virtualization Technology for System of Systems Test and Evaluation.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 101p
Personal Author S. F. Gibson
Abstract Virtualization is the use of a software application to emulate the physical performance of a computer, including the Central Processing Unit (CPU), storage, network device, Random Access Memory (RAM), and Operating System (OS) through executable data files. The virtualization software application allows for multiple virtual machines to exist on a single set of physical hardware. This technology can increase the flexibility of the hardware while reducing hardware configuration time. Virtualization technology will improve the Department of Defense (DoD) system of systems (SoS) Test and Evaluation (T&E) process. The implementation of virtualized systems within SoS will create three primary benefits. First, test personnel can improve configuration management for all component systems. Second, test personnel can reduce test environment setup time. Third, test personnel can improve the scalability of SoS architectures. The success of a DoD information system depends on its ability to meet the established criteria of cost, schedule, and performance. By appropriately integrating virtualization technology into the SoS T&E process, system program managers can improve the likelihood of meeting these criteria.
Keywords Central processing units
Computer applications
Computer programs
Data bases
Random access computer storage

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 62B - Computer Software
62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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