Concept of virtual machine

  • Patrick Leroy

Student thesis: Master typesMaster en sciences informatiques


This investigation presents a brief State-of-the-Art regarding Virtual Machines concept and their applications.
Section 2 gives a short history of the third generation architecture and the concept of dual state architecture. It also introduces the concept of virtual machine.
Section 3 deals with the analysis of some important aspects of virtual machine such as architecture, main features, types, major features of virtual machines, formal conditions of virtualization.
Section 4 analyses the implications of virtual machines for the computing system. These are located in the fields of integrity, performance and sharing of services.
Section 5 presents the two major applications of virtual machine system.
In section 6, the aspect of performance degradation is deeply studied by means of a practical model. That will result in a statistic study, based on the difference of time requested for the same instruction realized in a real or virtual machine environment.
la date de réponse1984
langue originaleAnglais
L'institution diplômante
  • Universite de Namur
SuperviseurJean RAMAEKERS (Promoteur)

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