The 4th fastest supercomputer on the Top500 list, based at the Computational Research Laboratories (CRL, www.crlindia.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons Limited, will be used by CRL in a collaboration with Yahoo! on cloud computing research. See here for the Yahoo! press release.
This effort is the first of its kind in terms of the size and scale of the machine, and the first in making available a supercomputer to academic institutions in India. The Yahoo!/CRL effort is intended to leverage CRL’s expertise in high performance computing and Yahoo!’s technical leadership in Apache Hadoop, an open source distributed computing project of the Apache Software Foundation, to enable scientists to perform data-intensive computing research on a 14,400 processor supercomputer.