2 Host System

IQdesktop is independent of the host computer and will execute in the same manner on a Windows laptop, on a large Linux server, or even within a cloud-based solution, such as Amazon Web Services. The Docker image-based approach allows for easy scalability, depending on the changing needs of the users.

The design of an example infrastructure based on such an approach is shown in the figure below. Essentially, each computer only needs to have a host operating system installed and the Docker software. Then the Docker image can be installed, and the virtual modeling and simulation system can be started immediately. Additional infrastructure in terms of a file server and a backup solution for files, or a virtual private cloud should be present as well.

High-level overview of target IT system