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Quiz: Virtual virtuosity

The world of IT can be confusing -- and that's especially true for the area of virtualization. It's hard to know what's real and what's merely ... virtual. Test your virtuosity with this quiz. Are you a virtual geek?

1. Traditionally, you take a bow after this. The word also refers to the speed at which your PC operates. What is it?
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2. This term sounds like something that could start a fire. In computing, however, it refers to a 32- and 64-bit microprocessor architecture from Sun Microsystems based on reduced instruction set computing. What is it?
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3. Mountain or molehill? This term describes the ability of a computer application or product to continue to function well when it is changed in size or volume in order to meet a user need. What is it?
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4. This generic name describes the series of Intel microprocessors that began with the 80286. What is it?
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5. Apple, IBM, and Motorola collaborated on an open standard for this microprocessor architecture. What is it?
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6. The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence project is only one example of this computing model, which applies the resources of many networked computers to a single problem. What is it?
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7. This program emulates Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, as well as IBM OS/2, or Linux on a Macintosh personal computer. What is it?
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8. This practice can help an administrator perform the tasks of backup, archiving, and recovery more easily, and in less time, by disguising the actual complexity of the SAN. What is it?
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9. This virtualization program allows multiple operating systems, which can include different operating systems or multiple instances of the same operating system, to share a single hardware processor. What is it?
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10. This practice relieves data center pressure by masking the details of server resources from users while optimizing resource sharing. What is it?
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How many could you guess correctly? Let us know!

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This was last updated in July 2008

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