Yahoo, Tata Subsiduary In Research Pact

yahooindia.jpgYahoo has announced an agreement with Computational Research Laboratories (CRL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Tata) to jointly undertake cloud computing research.

Under the deal, CRL will give access to one of world’s top five supercomputers “that has substantially more processors than any supercomputer currently available for cloud computing research.”

The deal 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.”

Apache Software Foundation’s Hadoop is an open source distributed computing project. More details on the Hadoop site here.