A grid Computing lab is all set up here on the IIT-Madras Campus by 'YAHOO', consisting of a cluster of high-end servers running its open source Hadoop Software, which will provide the infrastructure necessary to conduct research on big data and cloud computing systems.
The Vice president of Yahoo Inc, Hari Vasudev says as "This partnership is beneficial to both of us. Our Indian product offerings generate over 200 terabytes of data every week. This big data research that will be performed at this lab can help us in analyzing this data, which in turn can be used to improve our various products such as Yahoo Front page and more".
"Offerings such as 'Yahoo'Cricket or providing Bollywood content through our new video service help us leverage our content strength and look at the market through as enhanced portfolio approach", he included. Yahoo India, which recently launched a free online video service, is now looking at playing to its own strengths in the Indian Market.
An IIT-Madras professor from the Department of Computer Science D.Janakiram said "We are really looking at finding different paradigms in the way cloud computing can be programmes. This is useful for teaching students cloud concepts, and helping out post graduate students will be able to start using it from new upcoming semester".
This lab, which cost over Rs.50 lakh to build, will be accessible to students who have cloud computing course and doctoral candidates.