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The main features of high performance computing include direct control of complex systems connected in parallel manner. This control allows fine tuning of application software to an ultimate extent in order to achieve optimal results with the target hardware. Acquiring the cloud computing environment for HPC (High Performance Computing) is debatable. The main issue that is to be pondered upon is that whether it would be suitable to surrender almost full control of applications voluntarily before automated software managers and cloud owners (as it goes with the cloud computing environment)?
VMware, the creators of desktop virtualization software have recently announced VMware Workstation 7. The version 7 has been built to provide optimized support for Windows 7 (both 32 bit and 64 bit). The just released software brings support for Aero Peek and much more.
This news is probably going to hurt all those readers who wanted to use Windows XP Mode on their Sony Notebooks. Sony has decided to disable hardware virtualization in their laptop collection. What this decision does is that it makes Windows XP mode in Windows 7 and other Virtual Machine products such as VMware and Virtualbox useless. The reason behind this decision is because of security reaosns.An Executive at Sony, Xavier Lauwaert said:
We have received very little if any requests to enable VT technology up until very recently. In addition, our engineers and QA people were very concerned that enabling VT would expose our systems to malicious code that could go very deep in the Operating System structure of the PC and completely disable the latter.
Xavier also goes on to point out about the laptop series that will not be part of the VT-enabling effort.
the Z series will not be part of our VT-enabling effort. Indeed, we will focus on more recent models.
Sony has also said that they will be enabling support for hardware virtualization on certain laptops from the Vaio range. One can argue that XP mode is not something that was apparanetly going to be widely adopted so it doesn’t matter whether it is supported on Sony laptops or not. But the thing is that it is still sad for those users who wanted to experiment with this and other related features on their respective machines.