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HP, Intel, Yahoo teaming up to research cloud computing

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Tech giants HP, Intel and Yahoo have announced a joint venture focused on cloud computing, quite a buzzword in the industry right now.

Working together with universities in the US and Germany as well as with Singapore’s new IT development agency, the group will setup six facilities around the world to research hardware, software and data center management issues in large environments.

The data centers will consist mainly of HP hardware with Intel processors, and have between 1,000 and 4,000 processor cores. The software will be open-source products such as Apache Hadoop and Yahoo’s Pig.

If all goes well they hope to have the data centers up later this year.

[Via Computerworld]

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