VirtualBox Virtual Machine For OpenMP/Cilk/MPI
How to install the Virtual Machine for OpenMP/Cilk/MPI Programming on your Laptop/Desktop
Download and install VirtualBox.
Download the customized OpenMP/Cilk/MPI Xubuntu virtual appliance (4 GB):
Start VirtualBox. The "Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager" window opens.
Create a virtual machine (needs to be done only once): Go to "File" menu and select "import appliance". Select the downloaded ".ova" file and click "Next". A window "Application Settings" appears. The virtual machine is pre-set to use two processor cores. Change the number besides "CPU" to match the number of cores you have. Then click "Import". It may take a few minutes for your computer to build the new virtual machine. When finished, a new virtual machine appears in the left column of the "Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager" window.
To start the virtual machine, select the VM entry in the "Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager" window and click "Start". A new window opens and your machine starts running.
The Ubuntu virtual machine will boot directly into the main account (no login required; you have superuser status; login ID "student", password "student".).
To close the VM, simply close the VM's window. Select "Save the machine state" from the popup window for faster re-start of the VM.