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Emulation-as-a-Service (EaaS) has successfully evolved from the bwFLA project since 2011 and is now in production use. However, setting up a new instance without help of the developers was challenging if not painful. Thankfully, a DGF/NEH grant enabled us to work on usability, documentation and novel workflows, to enable a wider audience to use emulation. […]

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15th Sep 2017  1:54 PM  855 Reads  8 Comments

On June 24th 9.30 AM EST Dragan Espenschied, Digital Conservator at Rhizome NY, released an editorial on rhizome.org featuring a restored home computer previously owned by Cory Arcangel. The article uses an embedded emulator powered by the bwFLA Emulation as a Service framework  and the University of Freiburg’s computing center. The embedded emulator allows readers […]

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9th Jul 2014  4:23 PM  12509 Reads  No comments

With the bwFLA Emulation-as-a-Service you can enable users to view your (interactive) objects without actually giving the environment+object to the user. This is a nice feature, especially for dig. art and similar: you can provide access to an almost unlimited amount of people being able to view, use and interact with a piece of dig. […]

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20th Dec 2013  9:29 AM  10879 Reads  No comments

It has been quite some time since the last update of the bwFLA demo instance. Sine then we have significantly improved usability and added a lot of new and hopefully useful features. With a first complete implementation of ingest and workflows it is time to release new version of the bwFLA framework. Preliminary notes:  Please […]

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1st Aug 2013  8:37 PM  435410 Reads  No comments

Finally, a first semi-public demo instance is available to the OPF community. The current version features – an overview on basic emulation services; different emulator + OS platforms are available for testing. The next bwFLA release will feature a sophisticated user management, i.e. users can start with a base image, clone this image as a […]

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18th Mar 2013  1:45 PM  12277 Reads  No comments

We are currently preparing for the OPF Hackathon from Nov. 13 to Nov. 15 in Freiburg i.B., Germany. To provide you all with a preview of what to expect in the practical sessions we have set up a demo-server hosting our emulation framework. Currently we support about 10 different hardware/operating systems combinations covering MacOS 7-10, […]

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23rd Oct 2012  4:17 PM  10217 Reads  No comments