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CM­ Joins Open Cirrus Test Bed For Advancing Cloud Computing Research

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has joined Open Cirrus, an open source testbed established by Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Yahoo! to advance cloud computing education and research.

"Having a faculty like this and being able to participate in Open Cirrus will provide us with unprecedented opportunities for research and education," says Randal Bryant, dean of CMU's School of Computer Science. CMU will host an Open Cirrus computing cluster that will be used in conjunction with M45, its existing Yahoo!-provided Hadoop-based computing cluster. The new cluster has 2.4 trillion bytes of memory and almost 900 terabytes of storage.

Much of CMU's research will be focused on how to make the cloud computing infrastructure faster, more reliable, and more energy efficient. "This site embodies our commitment to the collaborative, open source research environment that Open Cirrus promotes and to aggressively pursuing cloud computing research on this campus," says CMU professor Greg Ganger.

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