VMware reports that its Fusion software for Macintoshes is being used by scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, creators of the Large Hadron Collider.
VMware Fusion enables Intel-based Macs to run non-Mac OS X based operating systems without having to reboot first. CERN scientists are using Fusion to share Linux-based computer code on Fusion â€œvirtual machinesâ€ running on Macs. The software links the computers to the LHC Computing Grid â€” a network of about 40,000 CPUs.
I was reading up about CERN during the week, it’s great to see how the technology is being used, and pleased to read about their use of VMWare on Intel Mac’s as well as grid technology. Do check it out.