Open Cirrus Project Adds New Contributors, Increases Footprint

Open Cirrus, an open source test bed for advancing cloud computing based research, has attracted four new organizations including a telecommunications research group and several international members. China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), the Supercomputing Center of Galicia (CESGA) in Spain, China Telecom’s Guangzhou Research Institute (GSTA), and Georgia Tech University’s Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS) are the latest groups to join the Open Cirrus project that was launched by Intel (s INTC), Yahoo (s YHOO) and Hewlett Packard (s HPQ) in July 2008. The news was made public the fourth Open Cirrus Summit hosted by Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Labs Pittsburgh.

Here is where Open Cirrus project stands after today’s announcements.

Stacey first wrote about the project at the time of its launch. At that time there were only six locations for the test bed. At that time, there were between 1,000-to-4,000 HP servers running Apache Hadoop. The project competes for attention with Google’s attempts to woo the academic community.

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