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Yahoo! Opens Hadoop Cluster Lab At IIT Bombay

Posted by madhavkobal on 07/01/2010

Yahoo! India Research & Development has entered into an agreement with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), to provide access to a cluster of servers running Yahoo!’s open source Hadoop software, and Web data, as part of an initiative to support the faculty and students of IIT-B in their research.

The partnership will support IIT-B researchers study areas such as advanced searching and ranking techniques aimed at bridging the gap between unstructured, semi-structured and structured data, information extraction and natural language processing.

As a result of this agreement, IIT-B researchers will have access to a cloud computing environment, allowing them to carry out research on Web-scale data. The cluster provided by Yahoo! has been set up at IIT-Bombay and is already operational.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Hadoop Cluster lab, Prabhakar Raghavan, senior vice president, Yahoo! Labs, said, “The next wave of scientific breakthroughs will come from research and development conducted at the same unprecedented scale and scope as the Internet itself. Yahoo!’s collaboration with IIT-Bombay will provide some of the brightest minds in India and the world with the raw computing power, Web-scale software technology and rich data sets it will take to meet that challenge. We’re extremely pleased to be working with IIT Bombay and excited to see what research and innovations emerge from the project.”

“We are pleased at Yahoo!’s support of our research. IIT-Bombay’s research on search, data management and natural language processing has received national and international recognition; this partnership will help us take our research to a new level, leveraging Web scale data,” said Prof. Devang Khakhar, director, IIT-Bombay.

Hadoop is a Java software framework that supports data-intensive distributed applications under a free licence. It helps in massive parallel data intensive computations.

Source : EFY Times

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2 Responses to “Yahoo! Opens Hadoop Cluster Lab At IIT Bombay”

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