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100 1  Anderson, Benjamin Robert 
245 10 Xen Worlds: Creating a virtual laboratory environment for 
       use in education 
300    57 p 
500    Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 48-05, 
       page: 3034 
500    Adviser: Thomas Daniels 
502    Thesis (M.S.)--Iowa State University, 2010 
520    The Xen Worlds project uses the Xen hypervisor to create a
       virtual lab environment, providing students with personal 
       networks of fully functional virtual machines (VMs) called
       a Xen World. The Xen Worlds environment can be provided 
       using minimal hardware, and uses open source software, 
       making it a low-cost option for education. The current 
       hardware, consisting of five modest servers is capable of 
       providing 470 VMs 
520    Since each Xen World can be isolated from each other, and 
       from the Internet, students can be provided root access to
       their VMs without the security and privacy issues that 
       would be present in a normal shared lab. In addition, to 
       support off-campus students, Xen Worlds has several 
       features that ensure the system is equally accessible and 
       easy to use, even if the student has limited access to 
       computing or network resources 
520    To rate the usability and effectiveness of the Xen Worlds 
       environment, student feedback was collected through the 
       use of surveys. The results indicate students feel the 
       environment is an enjoyable and effective teaching method,
       with comments indicating a desire for a greater number of 
       assignments to be provided 
590    School code: 0097 
650  4 Computer Science 
690    0984 
710 2  Iowa State University.|bElectrical and Computer 
773 0  |tMasters Abstracts International|g48-05 
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