tomfeliz, if it's not parallelizable, it's because there is a hardware limitation, and for no other reason. Two cores cannot access the system bus at the same time, for instance. Virtualization gets you nothing, in this circumstance. What matters is, is it parallelizable AT ALL? If it is, you don't need virtualization to solve it, though you may prefer that route, if it saves you writing code.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.