Yahoo! Expands Its M45 Cloud Computing Initiative, Adding Top Universities to Supercomputing Research Cluster

Yahoo! announced the expansion of its M45 academic research initiative to include four additional marquee universities:  Stanford, the University of Washington, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and Purdue. These schools join Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on the supercomputing cluster, which brings a unique Internet-scale computing environment to academic researchers.  Originally launched in November 2007, Yahoo! and its M45 program are providing universities the opportunity to conduct research otherwise impossible without the power and speed of a supercomputing resource, which consists of approximately 4,000 processors.

At the Banatao Institute@CITRIS Berkeley, the research projects facilitated on Yahoo!’s M45 Supercomputer include: analyzing social networks and studying population genetics, as well as testing new architectures for collecting traffic data from GPS-equipped mobile phones and estimating traffic conditions in real-time, analyzing climate-change satellite data, prototyping new scientific applications and improving cluster scheduling and reliability.

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