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links for 2009-04-30

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

NSF Grants $5M for Research on Google-IBM Cloud University researchers from around the country today received nearly $5 million from the National Science Foundation to help them run their high-performance projects on the Google-IBMCloud Computing University Initiative infrastructure. Forrester Backs Private Clouds — Will Others Follow Suit? Forrester analyst James Staten recently authored a pair [...]

eBay and Very Large Data Sets

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Metrics on eBay’s main Teradata data warehouse include: >2 petabytes of user data 10s of 1000s of users Millions of queries per day 72 nodes >140 GB/sec of I/O, or 2 GB/node/sec, or maybe that’s a peak when the workload is scan-heavy 100s of production databases being fed in Metrics on eBay’s Greenplum data warehouse [...]

BotchagalupeMarks for April 29th – 07:16

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

These are my links for April 29th from 07:16 to 10:08: Webchallenge 2009 – Home – The Webchallenge2009 contest is called "FREE YOUR COMMUNITY!". Students are challenged to use free technologies that effectively address a need in their local non-profit community. IBM Service Management and Cloud Computing – The blue skies are getting cloudy… as [...]

links for 2009-04-29

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson : FDG 2009 Day Three Well Kodu is one possible answer for young students. XNA is a possible answer for very advanced students. So are other game engines like TorqueX and some other game development tools like GameMaker. And of course tools like Alice and [...]

BotchagalupeMarks for April 28th – 14:57

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

These are my links for April 28th from 14:57 to 15:08: KVM vs. VMware: A Case Study | WorksWithU – After a month of debate and experimentation, my employer has made the decision to use the open-source KVM virtualization infrastructure for migrating IT resources to a virtualized environment. Below, I discuss why we chose KVM [...]

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