Efficient work in Modeling & Simulation requires tight interconnection of multiple software tools that are bound together by powerful workflow systems. Setting such computer systems up is time consuming, software must be updated periodically, and qualification / validation must be ensured at any point in time.

The reproducibility of analyses must be ensured years after they were conducted. In many environments it is impossible to recreate the state of a computer system as it was at the time of the original analysis => old analyses are likely to not be reproducible.

IQdesktop uses state-of-the-art virtualization techniques, packaging full computer systems into static images that are versioned and allows to recreate a defined computational environment at any point in time.

IQdesktop runs on any host computer system, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Linux clusters, or cloud-based systems. This ensures consistency of results and analyses across different operating systems, hardware architectures, and Time!