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What is vLHCathome?

What is vLHCathome or Virtual LHC@home?

Virtual LHC@home (or short: vLHCathome) is a BOINC project platform to host LHC applications running in a virtual machine, starting with the Test4Theory project. This platform started off as LHC@home 2.0 on a modified BOINC server platform and the application Test4Theory.   Later on the modifications to run virtualised applications under BOINC were brought into the mainstream BOINC source code and the updated BOINC server platform that incorporated these changes was renamed "Virtual LHC@home".  

This name reflects the fact that multiple applications such as Beauty and CMS simulations will also run on the same virtualisation platform with BOINC and CernVM like Test4Theory.