Yahoo! India’s R&D unit has set up a grid computing lab at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in Chennai, India to facilitate research on “big data” and cloud computing. This 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 systems.
According to Business Line, 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. At 200 petabytes, the company operates one of the world’s largest private cloud infrastructures, handling 11 billion page visits a month and 100 billion events a day from its 700 million users worldwide.
In an earlier blog post, we revealed how Yahoo believes that 30 percent of its overall IP portfolio is being developed in its Bangalore, India facility.