What is Physical Computer?

Definition of Physical Computer

The physical computer is the actual physical entity of a computer. This typically is limited to the server/desktop/tower, although it can also be other form factors such as laptops. The term is used to distinguish between hardware based computers and cloud-based virtual machines.

Brief Description of Physical Computer

A physical computer or a physical machine is a hardware device. It consists of a one to one connection that provides a bridge between the underlying hardware and the software. Virtualization technology enables the physical computer to execute different virtual computers / machines that access the physical computer’s processor and memory via a hypervisor.

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