Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.

Lecture Notes in Informatics

INFORMATIK 2011 Informatik schafft Communities P-192, 77-77 (2011).

Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn

Copyright © Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn


Safe and scalable build automation through virtualization

Martin Von Löwis and Peter Tröger


Hardware virtualization is often used to achieve isolation of one application from another, while still allowing to run the applications on the same physical hardware for better utilization; using separate machines might have been an alternative. Often, people associate this scenario with long-running tasks, such as web servers or other services offered in the network. In this paper, we discuss a use case of virtualization that is quite different, where virtual machines are created and destroyed so quickly that using physical hardware would have been feasible at all. The specific application that we consider is build automation in the Python Package Index, as implemented in the HPI Future SOC Lab.

Full Text: PDF

Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn
ISBN 978-88579-286-4

Last changed 21.02.2014 20:07:26