Yahoo! India R&D, in partnership with the Indian Institute
of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), announced the launch of Yahoo!
Grid Computing Lab at the IIT Madras campus. The cluster of
high-end servers at the lab will allow researchers to access
web-scale data and conduct research on Big Data and cloud computing
The partnership will support researchers at IIT Madras to
process and analyze huge volumes of structured and unstructured
data which, to date, has been limited due to significant cost
barriers in getting large computing systems operational.
Hari Vasudev, Vice President, Connections, Yahoo! Inc. said,
“By partnering with premier institutes like IIT-Madras, we
hope to spur research in Big Data problems in areas such as search,
personalization and digital advertising.”
“We are hopeful such partnerships will allow students to
conduct truly breakthrough work on cloud computing and data storage
systems, ultimately leading to web innovations coming to the
marketplace,” said Prof. D Janakiram, Department of Computer
Yahoo! India R&D had previously established a similar lab at
the IIT Bombay campus, which conducts research in data management
and natural language processing.
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