You’ve probably read about this deal already, but in case you haven’t, you might be interested to learn that Yahoo! has teamed up with Computational Research Laboratories to give free access to HPC cycles for researchers in India working on large scale computing around Hadoop. Hadoop is the open source implementation of Google’s MapReduce.
It’s a big system: 14,400 processors with a 180 TFLOPS peak. And Yahoo! doesn’t plan to stop in India
Yahoo aims to get more developers to research and develop applications that can scale around Hadoop, said Rajeev Rastogi, vice president and head of Yahoo Labs Bangalore, in an interview on Tuesday. To this end, the company plans to replicate the model it is trying in India in some other countries as well.
There are articles all over the place, but this one at InfoWorld is short, sweet, and to the point.