Sunday, June 7, 2009

HP, Intel and Yahoo! Build "Open Cirrus" Cloud Computing Test Bed

HP, Intel and Yahoo! announced that three new research organizations will join "Open Cirrus", a global, multiple data center, open source test bed for the advancement of cloud computing research. The new entities, which include the Russian Academy of Sciences, South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute and MIMOS, a strategic research and development organization under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in Malaysia, were revealed today at the first Open Cirrus Summit.

The Open Cirrus cloud computing test bed, which was launched in July 2008, was created to promote open collaboration among industry, academia and governments by removing the financial and logistical barriers to research in data-intensive, Internet-scale computing. The test bed, which has more than 50 research projects currently underway, simulates a real-life, global, Internet-scale environment and gives researchers an unprecedented ability to test applications and measure the performance of infrastructure and services built to run on large-scale cloud systems.