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Three More Universities to Use Yahoo Cloud

Carnegie Mellon has been using it for over a year

Yahoo's got three more universities using its cloud supercomputer cluster, also known as M45 and operational since November 2007. Berkeley, Cornell and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will join Carnegie Mellon in conducting large-scale systems software research and exploring new applications that analyze Internet-scale data sets ranging from voting records to online news sources.

Carnegie Mellon has been using it for over a year, resulting in the publication of more than two dozen academic papers.

The cluster has approximately 4,000 processor cores and 1.5 petabytes of disks.

Carnegie Mellon says it gives it more access to data on the Internet and has let it compare the performance of the open source Hadoop file system to other parallel file systems.

More Stories By Maureen O'Gara

Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at)sys-con.com or paperboy(at)g2news.com, and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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